A 17-year-old boy was found guilty of attempted murder in connection with the death of an Osceola man in Central Park in Mishawaka.
It was back in December of 2020 when , according to court documents, Tayshawn Malczynski and Daniel Allen tried to rob Vincenzo Trozzy and a second person during a drug deal.
Gunfire was exchanged. Trozzy was shot in the head and died and the person he was with was shot in the arm and survived. The suspects, Malczynski and Allen were arrested a couple of weeks later.
Though jurors found Malczynski guilty of attempted murder, the could not reach a unanimous verdict regarding the charges of murder and robbery resulting in serious bodily injury.
Another hearing on that matter is set for late August. Allen is also charged with murder and is scheduled for a trial in September.
The following was sent to 95.3 MNC by the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office:
On Thursday, July 28, 2022, a jury found Tayshawn Malczynski, 17, of South Bend guilty of Attempted Murder, a level 1 felony.
The sentencing range for a level 1 felony is 20 to 40 years.
The jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict as to two of the criminal charges filed in the case; Murder and Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a level 2 felony. Those matters remain pending at this time and further hearing has been scheduled for August 23, 2022, at 8:30 a.m.
The sentencing range for Murder is 45 to 65 years. The sentencing range for a level 2 felony is 10 to 30 years.
Please be advised that the unresolved charges against this defendant are merely accusations and that he is presumed innocent on those counts until and unless proven guilty.
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