Opening arguments underway in the 7-year-old Eastchester double murder case
Opening arguments got underway Monday in the trial of a Mt. Vernon man accused of a double murder.
Prosecutors say it has been two years since Selwyn Days confessed to killing 79-year-old Archie Harris and his home health aide Betty Ramcharan seven years ago. Both victims were found beaten and strangled in Harris' Eastchester home. Although Days claims he is innocent, police say they have a videotaped confession from him that dates back to February 2001.
But in court Monday, Days' attorney told jurors there is no evidence linking his client to the crime. He told the jury to pull this curtain down and close this show.
Days is charged with first degree and second-degree murder. District Attorney Jeanine Pirro decided against pursuing the death penalty.