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Prosecutor: Embarrassment led to deadly Schenectady shootings

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Emmanuel Martinez shot and killed one man and tried to kill another last Labor Day weekend because Martinez was embarrassed in front of his friends, a prosecutor told a Schenectady County Court jury Tuesday. About 90 minutes before the shooting, prosecutor Peter Willis said, the eventual victim, Jose “Mickey” Torres, walked up to Martinez on Albany Street and punched him in the face over a recent dispute. “It wasn’t a knock-down, drag-out battle,” Willis said. ...

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