FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) - A court has overturned the conviction of a man charged with killing his mother, stepfather and stepbrother and setting their Washington County home on fire.
The mid-level Appellate Division of state Supreme Court found police should not have questioned Matthew A. Slocum of White Creek because he had invoked his right to counsel.
A jury found Slocum shot Lisa Harrington, Dan Harrington and Josh O’Brien to death in July 2011 in the home Slocum shared with them. One of the main pieces of evidence was a confession which will be suppressed by the appellate ruling if prosecutors retry the case.
Slocum, now 28, has been serving 88 years to life in state prison. The Glens Falls Post-Star reports (https://bit.ly/1QyB8tY ) he’ll return to Washington County Jail for a possible retrial or appeal.
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