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4th Dept.: New trial ordered in beating of 911 tipster

A new trial is being ordered for a former Greece man convicted of beating and robbing the man who allegedly turned him into police through an anonymous 911 call. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in a 3-2 decision Friday, ruled ...

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Second Circuit — New Trial: United States of America v. Orena (sessa)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit New Trial Newly Discovered Evidence — Materiality United States of America v. Orena (sessa) 11-611-cr Judges Newman, Lynch and Lohier Background: The defendant appealed from the denial of his motion for a ...

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Convicted murderer fights for new trial

Prosecutors in Erie County are trying to block a convicted murderer from getting a new trial, granted by the Appellate Division. Damien Warren, 29, claims his December 2006 trial was tainted because it was conducted simultaneously with the trials of ...

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New trial granted for Tioga Co. man in wife’s murder

A new trial is being granted for a prominent Tioga County businessman convicted of killing his wife in a high-profile murder case that received national attention. The state Court of Appeals onThursday reversed lower court rulings because the trial court ...

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Defense seeks new trial for sex offender

A civilly confined sex offender is trying to get a new trial on the basis that the mental abnormality he was diagnosed with is not specifically listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The offender, identified in ...

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Woman convicted of killing husband seeks new trial

An Onondaga County woman, convicted of murdering her second husband, claims it was wrong for a judge to allow information about the death of her first husband at her 2009 trial. Randi Juda Bianco, a Syracuse attorney who represents Stacey ...

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WDNY — New Trial: Rivers v. City of Rochester

U.S. District Court, WDNY New Trial Weight of Evidence — ‘Batson’ Challenges Rivers v. City of Rochester 06-cv-6391L Judge Larimer Background: The plaintiff brought a Section 1983 action against the defendant alleging false arrest, false imprisonment and excessive force. The ...

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Defense, prosecution under fire by COA

An improper prosecutorial summation and ineffective assistance of counsel are being cited, in a rare decision by the Court of Appeals, as reasons to grant a new trial for a Rochester man convicted of sexually molesting his two nieces, ages ...

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