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Charges dismissed over lack of evidence

A state appeals court has reversed a drug conviction and dismissed the indictment because of insufficient evidence. Defendant Michael A. Mighty was convicted in October 2017 after a bench trial in state Supreme Court in Monroe County before Justice Judith ...

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Murder case sent back to lower court

A state appeals court has reserved decision on the appeal of a murder conviction and sent the case back to Livingston County Court for a ruling on the admissibility of some evidence. Defendant Aykut Ozkaynak, 41, was convicted in January ...

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New trial ordered in murder case

A state appeals court has overturned a murder conviction and ordered a new trial. Defendant Jerome L. Phillips was convicted in Monroe County Court before Judge Christopher S. Ciaccio in June 2016 of second-degree murder. Ciaccio is now a Monroe ...

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