Rochester man, convicted of murder, to receive new trial
Posted at: 06/27/2012 8:54 AM
A Rochester man convicted of murder is getting a new trial. The state Court of Appeals overturned his murder conviction.
Five years ago, Donyell McKenzie was charged with second-degree murder. He was accused of stabbing his fiance, Tyffany Porter, 47 times. Porter's seven-year-old daughter called 911 saying McKenzie killed her mother.
The court says McKenzie admitted he killed Porter, but he should have been charged with manslaughter because of extreme emotional distress.
Now he will get a new trial.