Syracuse teen acquitted of 2016 murder charge, found guilty of burglary, petit larceny

Farod Mosley was acquitted of murder charges in a 2016 homicide case.

A Syracuse teen who was charged in a January 2016 homicide case was acquitted by a jury Thursday evening, according to City Judge Mary Anne Doherty's office.

Farod Mosley was acquitted of three counts — second degree murder, strangulation in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon. He had been accused of stabbing 18-year-old Jada Dame to death inside of her Boyden Street apartment on Jan. 4, 2016, which was the first Syracuse homicide of that year.

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The jury also found Mosley guilty on charges of burglary and second-degree petit larceny, which stemmed from a separate incident on Jan. 4.

Mosley is scheduled to be sentenced on those charges on Sept. 22.

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