Jennifer Rivera http://ripr.org en RI Supreme Court Upholds Pona Murder Conviction http://ripr.org/post/ri-supreme-court-upholds-pona-murder-conviction <p>The Rhode Island Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man charged in the slaying of a 15-year-old murder witness in 2000.</p><p>Charles Pona was charged with arranging the death of witness Jennifer Rivera. Rivera was approached by a gunman as she was skipping rope in front of her house on Providence’s South Side. She was killed to prevent her from testifying against Pona in a murder case.</p><p>In rejecting Pona’s appeal of his conviction, the Supreme Court said he’s had his day in court after two trials and two appeals and that the rule of law has prevailed.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 16:43:33 +0000 Ian Donnis 15707 at http://ripr.org