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    NY - Colleen Meadow, 27, found strangled, Syracuse, 4 March 1985

    For seven days, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick and defense lawyer Ed Menkin have circled each other in the courtroom while trying a murder from 29 years ago. For Fitzpatrick, the case is personal: he was at the crime scene after Colleen Meadow, 27, was hog-tied and strangled in her Syracuse apartment on March 4, 1985. Then an assistant district attorney, Fitzpatrick also attended her funeral, Meadow's sister said.

    Though authorities say the investigation pointed to Meadow's estranged husband, there wasn't enough evidence. The trail went cold. Fitzpatrick went on and was elected the county's top prosecutor in 1991. Then, late last year, new DNA appeared to point again to the estranged husband...
    http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.s...case_murd.html

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    From December:

    http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.s..._story_package

    A Georgia man arrested last year after DNA evidence linked him to the murder of his estranged wife in 1985 was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison today.

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    An appeals court today overturned a Georgia man's murder conviction in the strangulation of his estranged wife 31 years ago in Syracuse.

    Ronald Meadow, 62, will get a new trial in the death of his wife, Colleen, after a four-judge appeals court unanimously faulted a key ruling by County Court Judge Anthony Aloi during the first trial in 2014.

    Meadow had been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
    http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index....judge_err.html



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