Jury deliberating in murder trial of deli owner Georgios Kakavelos

BALLSTON SPA – A Saratoga County jury will return to deliberations Thursday morning as it works toward a verdict in the first-degree murder trial of deli owner Georgios Kakavelos.

The panel began to deliberate at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after listening to instructions from County Judge James A. Murphy III. Jurors deliberated for about two hours.

“Good luck to all of you,” the judge told the panel.

Kakavelos, 52, of Ballston Spa, faces the possibility of life in prison without parole if convicted of the top count — first-degree murder — in the deadly bludgeoning of 22-year-old Allyzibeth Lamont, known as “Ally,” inside the defendant’s Local No. 9 sandwich shop in Johnstown on Oct. 28, 2019.

An 11-count indictment also charged Kakavelos with second-degree murder, which carries a maximum of 25 years to life in prison; second-degree conspiracy; three counts of concealment of a human corpse and five counts of tampering

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