Man convicted in Eastchester murders sentenced to 50 years to life

A man who was in jail for 10 years during his four murder trials has been sentenced to four more decades behind bars. Selwyn Days was convicted in October of an Eastchester double murder committed in

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2011, 4:15 AM

Updated 4,544 days ago

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Man convicted in Eastchester murders sentenced to 50 years to life
A man who was in jail for 10 years during his four murder trials has been sentenced to four more decades behind bars.
Selwyn Days was convicted in October of an Eastchester double murder committed in 1996. He was sentenced today to two consecutive terms of 25 years to life.
The 47-year-old Days was found guilty of killing Archie Harris,an eccentric millionaire, and his health care aide at Harris' home.
Jurors gave more weight to a videotaped confession, which Dayssaid was coerced, than to the absence of forensic evidence linkingDays to the crime.
Days is appealing.
Days' first trial ended with a hung jury in 2003. He was foundguilty in 2004, but that conviction was overturned. Another jurydeadlocked in March.AP wire services contributed to this report
Mount Vernon man facing murder trial for 4th time
Mistrial declared in 2nd WC murder retrial
Jury continues deliberations in WC murder retrial


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