'Black Sunday' guilty verdicts overturned
A judge threw out two guilty verdicts Tuesday in the deaths of two New York City firefighters during the so-called Black Sunday blaze.
Lt. Curtis Meyran, of Malverne, and firefighter John Bellew, of Pearl River, jumped to their deaths while trying to escape a Bronx apartment fire in 2005.
During the trial, the manager and the owner of the building where the fire broke out were found guilty of criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment for failing to remove illegal partitions that trapped the firefighters.
On Tuesday, the judge overturned the jury's decision, stating that there wasn't enough evidence to substantiate the claim that the defendants could have known about the partitions.