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Mark Fisher murder 10/12/2003 Brooklyn, NY *John Giuca and Antonio Russo convicted of his murder; sentenced to 25 years to life in prison; John Giuca’s conviction overturned*

Mark Fisher

Brooklyn Teenager Arrested in 2003 Murder of College Student
Second Suspect Arrested in 2003 Murder
College Student’s Brooklyn Murder on Trial
Mark Fisher update
Jury Finds Brooklyn Man Guilty of Student’s Murder
Brooklyn gang member guilty in Fisher murder
Two Receive 25 Years to Life for Student’s Murder
Wikipedia: John Giuca
Judge slaps slay-case undercover mom
The Grid Kid Slaying: The Murder of Mark Steven Fisher in Brooklyn, New York (very good article about the case)
Citing Misconduct, Lawyer Seeks Review of Conviction in ’03 Brooklyn Killing
Petition Seeking to Void Brooklyn Murder Conviction Calls Verdict a ‘Sham’
Mark Fisher murder: Another prospective by Marley Davis
Court overturns conviction of ‘Grid Kid’ killer
New Trial Ordered in Brooklyn in 2003 Slaying of College Student
Brooklyn man convicted in 2003 ‘Grid Kid’ slaying of college football player granted retrial

Hooked Up for Murder

Fatal Encounters: A Killer Night In Brooklyn
On The Case with Paula Zahn: A Lamb Amongst Wolves


Identifying and Location Information
As of 04/16/12
DIN (Department Identification Number) 06A1170
Inmate Name GIUCA, JOHN
Date of Birth 10/08/1983
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing Releasing Facility GREEN HAVEN
Date Received (Original) 03/07/2006
Date Received (Current) 03/07/2006
County of Commitment KINGS

Crimes of Conviction
Crime Class

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 04/16/12
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 12/16/2029
Parole Hearing Date 08/2029
Parole Eligibility Date 12/16/2029
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE


Identifying and Location Information
As of 04/16/12
DIN (Department Identification Number) 05A5562
Date of Birth 08/26/1986
Race / Ethnicity WHITE/HISPANIC
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing Releasing Facility MARCY
Date Received (Original) 11/02/2005
Date Received (Current) 04/11/2012
County of Commitment KINGS
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate. As of 04/16/12
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 11/17/2029
Parole Hearing Date 07/2029
Parole Eligibility Date 11/17/2029
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE


29 Responses

  1. I seen this one, it was really intense. This poor guy didnt have a chance. I feel sooo sad him and i hope both men rot in hell.

    • me too. i hope they burn in hell… i think it was premediated. i would have given them life without. people make bad dicisions when they get hi,drunk,or whatever the reason. eye,for,an eye. i would of helped mark and fought these guys even if i know i was gonna die. so sad for him……. r.i.p

  2. I bet they aren’t so tough behind bars

  3. What a shame. Such a georgous boy, to have his life taken from such ugly evil boys.

    • That kid didn’t deserve that, but he made some major mistakes that cost him his life. Going to a house party in Brooklyn with people he didn’t know, he got suburbs written all over his face.

      • He made some mistakes????? He should be aloud to go ANYWHERE without being killed reguardless of what he looks likes. He was killed by two punks, hopefully they get whats coming to them in prison.

    • i agree. but each choice have a consequence. now he is someone else’s b@#$h

    • Fisher went to a middle class section of Brooklyn with 2 men and 2 women in college. Would you idiots quit acting like all of Brooklyn is a cesspool of crime…

  4. Growing up in Manhattan it would behoove of you not to travel to Brooklyn unless you are street smart. Secondly you cannot pass out on someones’ couch especially when you notice these guys don’t even like you. Street smarts. In other news …. Poor kid.

    • Please do not even try to blame the victim for his murder. That is very wrong.

    • Street smart has NOTHING to do with it. He was.invited there. Like i said.before he.or.anybody has the go anywhere without being killed. Can you see death.coming???????

      • Yes and no.
        There is irresponsibility and nativity that could both lead to you ending up in a dangerous situation. Am not saying one deserves it,, but it’s pretty much a standard recipe for trouble.

  5. i just today in Green Haven meet a women who is tring to write abook on this..sooo sad

  6. He should not be blamed for his death, a lot of unfortunate surcumstances led to his death not to mention a lot of drinking and a little ecstasy that would surely throw off your perseption of others and your surroundings . I read that Giucas mom thinks he had nothing to do with this crime. If so , where did Russo get The gun. It was said that Giucas gave it to him and said , ” show him what’s up” in order to be in that gang . That makes him responsible right there.

  7. Many of you are missing the point – the facts of the case show that Albert Cleary should have been the person put on trial; in addition, you can’t excuse obvious juror misconduct, no matter your opinion of someone’s supposed guilt.


    • Sadly, it appears you are missing the point. John appears to be a major player and non of you guys can deny that!

      • I can… so can Bonnie (read her intro to my blog)… actually, a lot of people deny that allegation. In fact, thats pretty much what we’re saying. The facts of this case prove John is innocent. sooo yeah, I can, and do, deny that. It’s just not correct. Not supported by fact. Not supported by logic. Just not supported at all. and if you have any questions about anything specifically, feel free to contact me I would be more than happy to answer any questions you have. My email is

        I hate how people are so quick to write something so harsh and so cruel and really make it seem like they have a very strong opinion on something, but never take up my offer to learn more, or defend their position. I’m always ready to defend John’s innocence, but I also am willing to listen to others, and I question when someone doesn’t want to defend their own insinuations or hear the facts surrounding something like a murder (pardon the reference to The View circa 2008 but it had to happen).

  8. I feel so sorry for him and his family he had so much to live for everyone makes mistakes just because he trusted them and look a certain way or live in a certain area does not mean that they should have killed him so sad will be praying for Mr Fishers family cause I know that they are in deep sorrow be strong because we have a comforter in JESUS

  9. Couple of cowardly bitches were jealous of the guy…sumb and weak and jealous is no way to go through life..especially in prison.

  10. That freejohn link is dead.
    There are some definite unanswered questions here. How did the show on I.D.surmise that John woke the victim and ask him to leave? Other witnesses?While John claims he was asleep at that time.Either Antonio did this of his own volition(they do say he was not nearly well off as john and his family)Maybe he wanted money,maybe he just could’nt stand the new guy,who knows..It seems though that A group of well off kids were wanna be bad asses and mixed in with a few street kids,and this is what you get.Im not sure why they think cleary may have had something to do with this.Based on his past criminal record? It would almost make sense if the victim was found closer or trying to enter clearys house. But he was’nt,leaving to me,no motive that cleary did anything.

    • he was found 50 feet from Albert’s house- go to the more recent post about this there’s a map of where his body was found. Right across the street from it.

  11. What’s really sad about this is that johns mom decides to parent after he’s been sentenced to prison! Where was she when he was in a gang, shooting guns in her home and staying out all night. I hate that! She should be in the cell beside her son. Parent please! Then some of this crap can be avoided. Same with the shooters sorry parents.

    • please go read my blog on here… you’re so wrong about everything you said. he wasnt in a gang, and he never shot any guns. my god how do people believe this crap. You come here, so you must be somewhat of a crime buff, right? does the idea that this was a gang murder really make sense to you? would he be proclaiming his innocence the entire time if he wanted to up his street creds? have you ever actually heard of this gang outside the contet of this case? if he was shooting guns before this why was he arrested for it a year after Marks murder? why does no one ask these questions i dont get it. Bonnie sees the logic in my analysis- read what she wrote.

  12. I am so sick of people crying after they commit a crime. This was a senseless murder. These thugs deserve to go to jail whether or not they pulled the trigger. John G. needs to go to jail for going along with this whole situation. This should serve as an example to these young kids that feels they are invisible to murder. My condolences to Mark’a family.

  13. free john from ohio

  14. Poor poor guy :-\ Biggest fear to any parent.
    But I cannot believe how naive he was… Going home with strangers that aren’t ‘you’re league’ – that’s where it all started, after that so many more signs…

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