Fourth Department reversal of partner Bill Easton’s trial case

Posted by on March 22, 2016 in Firm News

“A state appeals court has ordered a new trial for a woman charged with manslaughter and assault due to faulty jury instructions by the presiding judge.

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, ruled unanimously that Monroe County Supreme Court Justice Francis Affronti erred when he refused a defense request to charge the jury at Nancy James’ 2012 trial on the justification defense of the use of deadly physical force.”


Read the entire article published by the New York Law Journal here.

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