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Homicide conviction overturned

Defendant was not criminally liable for ‘freak accident’

A state appeals court has overturned a homicide conviction and dismissed the indictment. Defendant John E. Pinnock was convicted in July 2016 of first-degree criminally negligent homicide and third-degree assault in Ontario County Court. The charges are related to a motor-vehicle accident on Route 96 in Farmington where a wheel came off the pickup truck Pinnock was ...