Third trial in 1996 Eastchester murders begins

Opening statements began today in the third trial for Selwyn Days in connection to the murders of an Eastchester millionaire and his aide.

Days is accused of killing Archie Harris and his home health aide, Betty Ramcharan, in 1996. Days was arrested and tried in 2001, but the trial resulted in a hung jury. A second trial resulted in a conviction, but it was overturned on appeal due to DNA evidence and ineffective counsel.

The prosecution alleges that Days had motive after Harris allegedly sexually abused Day's mother.

Prosecutors also alluded to a videotape which allegedly shows Days confessing to the killings.

The defense rebutted the prosecution's claims, saying that Days was merely regurgitating facts fed to him by police during an interrogation.

DA accepts new trial for Westchester murder suspect

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