- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Suffolk County prosecutors are appealing the reversal of a murder conviction.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1yEnV6t ) says Gabriel Hubbard was taken from an upstate prison to Long Island for a hearing on Thursday.

He’s facing a retrial in the July 2008 killing of 18-year-old Jaquan Jones in Wyandanch (WY’-uhn-danch).

Hubbard was convicted of second-degree murder in 2012. He was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, the maximum for a juvenile offender.

The defendant is now 21.

A judge threw out the conviction last month, saying the prosecution had withheld evidence favorable to the defense.

Defense attorney Dan Russo noted that Hubbard is now not convicted of any crime and has already spent five years in prison.

The judge ordered Hubbard held without bail.


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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