We have been waiting six years for this moment, and it is finally here. Tonight, there is a sense of relief for one of the wives of the men who were tragically killed during a triple murder at a precious metals business in 2017. Anthony Pano has been found guilty on all counts by a jury. Good evening everyone.
After enduring two trials and more than six years of pain, three families received some closure today. The prosecutors successfully proved that Anthony Pisano, who was deeply in debt, was responsible for the deaths of three men during a failed robbery attempt. Joe Kadad was present in the courtroom this afternoon when the verdict was announced. He shares the reactions from the prosecutor and the wife of one of the victims. The overwhelming relief of the loved ones was evident, as they had been waiting for this day for more than six years.
The jury unanimously found Anthony Pano guilty on all charges, including nine counts of murder. District Attorney Britney Dunlop, who handled the case, also expressed her satisfaction that justice was finally served.
Pano, on the other hand, showed little reaction and engaged in conversation with people seated behind him after being convicted for killing Stephen Cook, Kenneth Hartman, and Daniel McCre. During the trial, the defense argued that Pano killed McCre and Hartman in self-defense, and another man killed Cook. However, the jury did not buy this explanation. Many family members and friends, including Kenneth Hartman’s wife, were present in the courtroom and spoke of their immense relief and the beginning of a healing process.
They shared heartfelt memories of their loved ones. Hartman, in particular, was described as an amazing husband, a devoted Seahawks fan, a good father, grandfather, and friend.
Pano has now been convicted on all ten charges he was facing, and each murder count carries a maximum sentence of 99 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for May 23rd..