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Weapon conviction reversed

Court rules evidence ‘legally insufficient’

A state appeals court has reversed a weapon conviction because of insufficient evidence. Defendant Earnest Hawkins was convicted in Monroe County Court in September 2014 of two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of first-degree reckless endangerment. Hawkins, 38, was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years, four months and eight days ...