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Murder conviction of Onondaga County man reinstated

An Onondaga County man is headed back to state prison after his overturned murder conviction was re-instated Friday by the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Cody Backus, 29, of Brewerton, is due to surrender this Friday, said James Maxwell, a chief ...

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AD affirms overturned murder convictions

A new trial will be scheduled for a Rochester man whose overturned double murder and arson convictions have been upheld by the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. In a unanimous decision filed Friday, an appellate panel agreed new evidence has surfaced ...

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AD upholds husband-killer’s conviction

An attorney retained to settle the estate of an Onondaga County man whose death was originally ruled a suicide was not representing his wife when she was investigated for his murder, an appeals court found Friday. In upholding the second-degree ...

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Appeal arguments center on identification by walk

A poor-quality video used to identify a murder suspect by his walk is the basis for seeking a reversal of his murder conviction. Cameron L. Williams, 25, formerly of Rochester, was convicted in January 2011 of second-degree murder and second-degree ...

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Victim’s death ruled heart attack, not murder

Murder convictions against a former Niagara Falls man are being dismissed because an appeals court has determined prosecutors failed to show the victim’s fatal heart attack was a direct cause of death from being attacked and robbed Aug. 22, 2011, ...

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Judge won’t dismiss murder charge

(Associated Press) — A federal judge says he won’t dismiss a murder charge even though some evidence in the case was mistakenly shipped to an auction house and lost. In his recent ruling, Magistrate Judge Jonathan Feldman ruled there was ...

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3 to be sentenced for role in murder

MAYVILLE (AP) — Sentencing is set for three of four upstate men involved in the murder of a western New York couple two years ago. Joshua McCormick, Steven Todd and Ricky Knickerbocker — all under 22 years old and from ...

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Quick convicted of murder

A Monroe County jury Wednesday found Edward Quick Jr., 22, guilty of second-degree murder in the May 4 shooting death of 34-year-old Johnny Summers. Quick got into a fight with another person inside of Henner’s Liquor Store on Chili Avenue ...

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Jury finds man guilty of murder

Omari McGuire, 22, is facing up to 40 years in state prison when he is sentenced Dec. 19 by Monroe County Court Judge Vincent M. Dinolfo. A Monroe County jury Friday found McGuire guilty of second-degree murder in the Sept. ...

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Justices consider Texas rape-murder case

WASHINGTON — A black inmate on Texas’ death row who claims he had a clandestine relationship with a white woman but did not rape or kill her is asking the Supreme Court to take his case. Rodney Reed tells the ...

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Buffalo City Grill shooter wants new trial

A former Buffalo man convicted of mass murder in a 2010 shooting outside a city restaurant is seeking a new trial. Susan C. Ministero, attorney for Ricardo McCray, Tuesday told an Appellate Division panel in the Fourth Department that her ...

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