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New murder trial set for December

Defendant claims someone else admitted crime

A new trial for a man once convicted of murder is set to start Dec. 11 in state Supreme Court. In March, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, vacated the 2003 second-degree murder conviction of Rodney D. McFarland, who was sentenced to 25 years to life for the fatal shooting of Serrell Bennett, ...