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Testimony ends in Rochester cold case

The trial is wrapping up in the case of a 78-year-old man charged with bludgeoning to death a blind Rochester homemaker in her bed in 1972. If Willie James Kimble is convicted, it would be one of the nation’s oldest cold-case murders ...

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TV exec gets 25 yrs to life for beheading wife

BUFFALO — A former upstate New York television executive has been sentenced to 25 years to life for beheading his wife. Muzzammil Hassan expressed deep regret as he was given the maximum sentence in Erie County court in Buffalo on Wednesday morning.

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Murder: People v. McKenzie

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Murder Extreme Emotional Disturbance People v. McKenzie KA 07-01840 Appealed from Monroe County Court Background: The defendant, convicted after trial of murder second degree, contended that the trial judge erred in denying a jury charge on ...

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Murder: People v. Gause

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Murder Double Jeopardy People v. Gause KA 08-01878 Appealed from Monroe County Court Background: The defendant had originally been charged with depraved-indifference murder and intentional murder, with the jury convicting on the depraved-indifference count but not ...

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Lawyers to meet in advance of beheading trial

BUFFALO — Attorneys are scheduled to meet for a final time before the founder of a Muslim-oriented television station goes on trial on charges he beheaded his estranged wife inside the station's New York studios.

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Murder: People v Nix

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Murder Abandonment of Issue People v Nix KA 03-01234 Appealed from Supreme Court, Monroe County  Background: The defendant was convicted of second-degree murder. One of the issues on his appeal concerned his motion to suppress statements. ...

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