Detective’s death renews scrutiny of felony murder rule

Detective’s death renews scrutiny of felony murder rule

“New York is moving progressively toward criminal justice reform and we’re making great strides, but we’re still in the Dark Ages when it comes to having the felony murder statute.”

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Vetrano Murder Trial Ends In Hung Jury, Mistrial

Vetrano Murder Trial Ends In Hung Jury, Mistrial

After nearly 13 hours of deliberating, the 12-person jury in the trial of Chanel Lewis, the man accused of killing Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano in August 2016 told Justice Michael Aloise it had reached an impasse. Aloise declared a mistrial.

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