Hearing to determine Tankleff's fate postponed

A hearing to determine Martin Tankleff's fate has been postponed until June 30. A statement released by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office reads: "There will be a two-week continuance in the appearance

News 12 Staff

Jun 16, 2008, 8:23 PM

Updated 5,872 days ago

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A hearing to determine Martin Tankleff's fate has been postponed until June 30.
A statement released by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office reads:
"There will be a two-week continuance in the appearance date for the Tankleff case. The parties jointly requested this continuance due to lab results newly available to both parties, as well as the State's desire to speak with additional witnesses not previously available." In 1990, Tankleff was convicted of killing his parents and served 17 years behind bars before that conviction was overturned in December. Cuomo had appointed a special investigator for the case to determine if Tankleff should be retried and look into whether or not Suffolk prosecutors and police detectives mishandled the case. Most recently, the presiding judge on the case recused himself saying he worked in the Suffolk DA's office when the murders occurred.


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