James H. Steen Jr., 40, of 91 Hogsback Road, appeared briefly in Oswego County Court on Friday. He again rejected a plea deal. He is charged with four counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree murder
Statements made by Joyce Malone to police in the hours after her husband’s death can be used at her trial, a judge has ruled. Oswego County Court Judge Walter Hafner denied defense attorney James Eby’s attempt to suppress his client’s statements.
The local businessman accused of sexual abuse took the stand Wednesday in his own defense. When asked by Assistant District Attorney Donald Todd if he sexually abusedÂ the teen-age foreign exchange student he was hosting last fall, Anthony M. Pauldine replied, â€œAbsolutely not.â€
Robby Guppy of Fulton has had his trial delayed a month.
The Fulton man is accused of beating his 18-month old daughter last year and of burning her with cigarettes because she would not go to sleep.
Guppy’s lawyer tells the Post-Standard the trial is now set for Aug. 24.
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Preparations have begun in earnest around the county with every high school committing to field a team this year according to Thomas Benedetto, Esq. who is the county coordinator of the program for the local bar association.
The Oswego County Bar Association is encouraging students in grades 9-12 to compete in the 2008-2009 Mock Trial Tournament by joining their high school team.