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New trial granted for defendant who ignored counsel’s advice

It was up to defense counsel, not the defendant, to seek a jury charge on lesser-included offenses in a Niagara County assault case, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department ruled Friday. The higher court overturned the second-degree assault conviction of Germaine Brown, formerly of Niagara Falls, and sent the case back down for a new trial. “I’m not ...

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