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Batson claim sends case back to Erie County Court

Defense claims peremptory challenge was discriminatory

An appellate court has sent a murder case back to Erie County Court to resolve a defense claim that the prosecution improperly kept an African-American man off the jury. Antone Herrod, 24, of Buffalo, was convicted of second-degree murder in April 2016. Erie County Court Judge David Foley sentenced Herrod to 25 years to life in prison. Herrod is ...

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