Friday, October 24, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Manhattan DA: Plea Deal for Admitted 1WTC Base Jumpers Must Include Felony

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Manhattan DA: Plea Deal for Admitted 1WTC Base Jumpers Must Include Felony
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

The Manhattan district attorney's office says any plea agreement with the three men who admitted to base jumping from 1 World Trade Center last September must include a felony.

Jumpers James Brady, Marko Markovich and Andrew Rossig pleaded not guilty last month to a felony and a list of misdemeanors.

The felony burglary charge accuses the four of entering a building illegally with the intent of committing another crime.

Their attorneys point out that no one was put in any danger by the stunt, which was posted on YouTube.

They say the burglary law doesn't apply to this case, and that a felony record is too severe of a punishment.

10.11.12.244 ClientIP: 54.204.249.184, 23.62.6.63 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP