Mistrial declared in 2nd WC murder retrial
A mistrial has been declared in the third murder trial of a Mount Vernon man accused of killing an Eastchester millionaire and his home health care aide.
Selwyn Days was accused of stabbing Archie Harris and Harris' home health aide, Betty Ramcharan, to death in Harris' Eastchester home in Nov. 1996.
During the most recent trial, the jury asked to see Days' taped confession again and to see floor plans of Harris' home. After three days of deliberations, the jury could not render a verdict and a judge at the Westchester County Courthouse declared the mistrial.
Prosecutors had argued that Days believed Harris had abused his mother, but the defense has maintained that Days was out of the state at the time of the murder.
Days' first trial also ended in a hung jury. He was convicted following the second trial, but that decision was later overturned.
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