Verdict in former prison guard's trial expected Thursday

| Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 5:14 p.m.

The Allegheny County jury deliberating the fate of a former corrections officer at State Correctional Institution in Woods Run is expected to announce a verdict Thursday morning.

Assistant District Attorney Jon Pittman said the jury will be ready to announce its decision on the 80 counts against Harry Nicoletti, 61, of Coraopolis by 9:30 a.m.

Nicoletti is accused of targeting inmates convicted of sex crimes involving minors.

The trial before Common Pleas Judge David R. Cashman lasted 11 days. The jurors began deliberations Friday afternoon.

Tom Fontaine is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7847 or tfontaine@tribweb.com.

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