CONVICTION OVERTURNED NY - Leslie Neulander, 61, murdered, DeWitt, 17 Sept 2012

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    Michael Benny‏Verified account @MichaelBenny 4h4 hours ago
    In Albany at NYS’s highest court for high-stakes arguments about the Robert Neulander murder case. Live update on CBS5 News at Noon. – at New York State Court Of Appeals

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    Michael Benny‏Verified account @MichaelBenny 4h4 hours ago
    Inside the NYS Court of Appeals courtroom - stunning decor. Justices will hear arguments in Robert Neulander murder case and ask questions. Ruling likely one month from now.

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    Michael Benny‏Verified account @MichaelBenny 4h4 hours ago
    7 Justices on the NYS Court of Appeals hearing/questioning attorneys in Robert Neulander murder case. They’ll order a new trial or send him back to prison. Typically a few lead as “hot judges” on a case. This may find them all hot w/ impact for jurors & digital communications.

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    Michael Benny‏Verified account @MichaelBenny 4h4 hours ago
    Waiting on doors to open to NYS Court of Appeals courtroom. Jim Maxwell, who will argue for Robert Neulander’s guilty verdict to stand is here. Are you ready?
    “I guess we’re about to find out,” he told me.


    Michael Benny‏Verified account @MichaelBenny 3h3 hours ago
    Standing by for CBS5 News at Noon from the NYS Court of Appeals in Albany. High-stakes arguments soon in the Robert Neulander murder case.

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    Michael Benny‏Verified account @MichaelBenny 1h1 hour ago
    No comment from either side after hearing in Robert Neulander case at NYS’s highest court. Tough questioning. Prosecutor arguing Onondaga County’s side took brunt of the toughness.
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    New York's highest court hears Robert Neulander arguments on new trial

    September 5th 2019

    "ALBANY N.Y. — New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, heard arguments Thursday on whether former Dr. Robert Neulander deserves a new murder trial for the 2012 death of his wife in DeWitt.

    The Justices heard arguments from Neulander attorney Alexandra Shapiro and Prosecutor Jim Maxwell, who retired from Onondaga County District Attorney's Office but argued the case on the request of District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick...

    The Justices on the Court of Appeals will eventually decide if Neulander should receive a new murder trial or if he should go back to state prison to finish the sentence imposed after his trial in 2015....

    During the hearing Thursday, the discussion and questions from the Justices almost solely focused on Juror 12's conduct. Maxwell appeared to take the brunt of tough questions from several of the Justices..."

    New York's highest court hears Robert Neulander arguments on new trial
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    CNYCentral.com was live.
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    LIVE NOW: New York’s highest court hears arguments on whether former Dr. Robert Neulander deserves a new murder trial for the 2012 death of his wife in DeWitt.

     
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    Court of Appeals Weighs New Murder Trial Based on Text Messages Received by Juror
    Judges on the Court of Appeals suggested, during arguments, that affirming a lower court’s decision to set aside his conviction could have broader implications for criminal law practice in New York.


    September 05, 2019

    "...The Court of Appeals will likely hand down a decision on whether Neulander’s conviction will be upheld—or tossed out in favor of a new trial—next month."

    Court of Appeals Weighs New Murder Trial Based on Text Messages Received by Juror | New York Law Journal
     
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    High court: Neulander juror’s secret texts weren’t the problem, the cover-up was

    Sep 5, 2019

    "Albany, NY -- A juror’s misconduct in Robert Neulander’s 2015 murder trial could force a do-over without any actual proof of bias in her guilty verdict, the state’s high court suggested Thursday.

    Instead, juror Johnna Lorraine’s “fraud, lies and deceit," as Neulander’s lawyer put it, could be so bad that allowing Neulander’s guilty verdict to stand would undermine public confidence in the judicial system.

    In other words, it wasn’t Lorraine’s hidden, in-trial texts with friends and family (“Make sure he’s guilty!” her father memorably texted), but the lengths she went to cover it up, that were at the center of Thursday’s debate before the Court of Appeals in Albany.

    “It makes very hard for someone on the street to say that you get a fair shake when a juror does this and the courts don’t do anything about it,” Justice Jenny Rivera noted.

    On the other hand, none of Lorraine’s texts -- some of which were recovered after she deleted them -- showed any bias that alone would require the verdict to be overturned, the judges agreed. In fact, some of those deleted texts showed that she remained undecided on his guilt during trial and declined to discuss the case when pressed...

    Had Lorraine simply told the truth, it’s a very different case. “If it were only the texts, then maybe the verdict (should) stand,” Shapiro said.

    The Court of Appeals typically issues decisions within six weeks."

    High court: Neulander juror’s secret texts weren’t the problem, the cover-up was
     
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    @YESorNO - any updates on this case?

    It's been 6 weeks since the Court of Appeals was suppose to issue its decision...

    TIA! :)
     
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    New York Court of Appeals Grants Neulander New Trial

    Oct. 22, 2019

    "New York state’s highest court has ruled that Robert Neulander will get a new trial in the murder case of his wife.

    The state Court of Appeals posted his decision online Tuesday morning, saying it “concluded that the trial court abused its discretion.”...

    It’s unclear when the new trial could take place."

    New York Court of Appeals Grants Neulander New Trial
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    Robert Neulander Decision

    Robert Neulander Decision | Judgment (Law) | Social Institutions
     
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    Michael Benny‏Verified account @MichaelBenny 23h23 hours ago
    Michael Benny Retweeted Matt Mulcahy
    “However, “[t]he right to a fair trial is self-standing and proof of guilt, however overwhelming, can never be permitted to negate this right”

    ---[​IMG]Matt Mulcahy‏Verified account @MattMulcahy
    Court: Former DeWitt doctor Robert Neulander to get new trial in death of wife
    6:51 AM - 22 Oct 2019


    Michael Benny‏Verified account @MichaelBenny 21h21 hours ago
    Michael Benny Retweeted CNYCentral
    Former medical examiner and friend of Leslie Neulander, Mary Jumbellic who helped turn the investigation from accident to murder: “We need to respect the justice system and let the legal process continue with a new trial.”

    ---[​IMG]CNYCentral‏Verified account @CNYCentral
    "Bob Neulander and his family greatly appreciate the Court of Appeals’ decision, which reaffirms that every defendant has the right to an impartial jury and a fair trial.” - Neulander Attorney Alexandra Shapiro.
    7:29 AM - 22 Oct 2019



    Michael Benny‏Verified account @MichaelBenny 19h19 hours ago
    Michael Benny Retweeted Mary Kielar
    First new court appearance November 8. Looking at a spring 2020 trial.

    ---[​IMG]Mary Kielar‏ @marykielarCNY
    Just in from @Onondaga_Co_DA Bill Fitzpatrick: he'll be prosecuting #Neulander's new trial alongside ADA Melinda McGunnigle. @CNYCentral
    9:11 AM - 22 Oct 2019


    CNYCentral‏Verified account @CNYCentral 15h15 hours ago
    Neulander’s first trial commanded the community’s attention – the case had it all: a rich family, quiet rumors of marriage problems, and a 911 call so shocking it’s like ice in your veins. Now, he'll be back in court again

    Neulander's Second Chance: The death of his wife, a media circus and, now, a new trial
     
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    Thanks for the update YESorNO! :)
     
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    Friday, November 8th:
    *Pretrial Hearing (@ am ET) – NY – Leslie Neulander (61) (Sept. 17, 2012, Dewitt) – *Dr. Robert Neulander (63/now 72) (husband) found guilty (4/2/15) of 2nd degree murder & tampering with evidence. Sentenced (7/30/15) to 20 years to life in prison. Wins appeal (6/29/18) for new trial re juror (#12) misconduct. $1M bail, out on bail 7/13/18.
    Court information from 7/10/18 thru 6/12/19 reference post #60 here:
    CONVICTION OVERTURNED - NY - Leslie Neulander, 61, murdered, DeWitt, 17 Sept 2012

    6/12/19 Update: The New York State Court of Appeals will hear arguments on the conviction of Neulander on 9/5.
    9/5/19 Update: New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, heard arguments Thursday on whether former Dr. Robert Neulander deserves a new murder trial. During the hearing Thursday, the discussion and questions from the Justices almost solely focused on Juror 12's conduct. The Court of Appeals typically issues decisions within six weeks.
    10/22/19 Update: New York state’s highest court has ruled that Neulander will get a new trial in the murder case of his wife. The state Court of Appeals posted his decision online Tuesday (10/22/) morning, saying it “concluded that the trial court abused its discretion.” It’s unclear when the new trial could take place. First new court appearance on Nov. 8. Looking at a spring 2020 trial.
     
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    Well since YESorNO has been missing in action - I tried the 2 tweeters she used & don't see anything for yesterday....
     
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    Looks like his hearing was reset for last Friday, 11/22.

    Robert Neulander's new trial set for June 2020

    by CNYCentral
    Friday, November 22nd 2019
    Syracuse, N.Y. — Former Dewitt doctor, Robert Neulander, made his first court appearance Friday since his murder conviction was overturned.

    Judge Thomas Miller has set a new trial date of June 1, 2020.
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    They [defense] asked Judge Miller to reduce bail because Neulander needs that money to pay for his retrial.
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    Prosecutors strongly opposed reducing bail and told the judge he is a potential flight risk.
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    Judge Miller said he would not lower bail since higher courts said in their decisions on a new trial that the evidence against Neulander was strong.

    Neulander's defense team also asked the judge to allow him to travel out of state for Thanksgiving. Judge Miller said he will consider the request.



    and of course no mention of "next" court date...
     
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    Bumping up this case!

    Anyone see anything new on this case?? TIA! [​IMG]
     
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    Bumping up again - nothing new?
     
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