New York's high court hears appeal in 1996 Dobbs Ferry murder
The New York Court of Appeals heard arguments yesterday in the case of Richard DiGuglielmo, the former NYPD officer convicted of fatally shooting a man who was allegedly threatening his father at their family deli in Dobbs Ferry in 1996.
DiGuglielmo killed Charles Campbell after his father and Campbell got into an argument. DiGuglielmo says Campbell was swinging a baseball bat at his father and felt it was justified to shoot him to save the life of his father.
Witnesses at the original trial denied Campbell was threatening DiGuglielmo's father.
Two witnesses later changed their story saying Campbell did in fact threaten the man, a fact that led a lower court to vacate the verdict in 2008. However, another court found the new evidence insufficient and reinstated it last year.
The court is expected to issue its ruling in this case sometime in September.
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