Convicted Brighton ax murderer’s conviction officially erased
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The man found guilty of killing his wife — also known as the “Brighton ax murderer” — had his murder conviction officially erased on Monday by the NYS Supreme Court.
His death is what led to his conviction being reversed by State Supreme Court Justice Charles Schiano Jr. This comes from a principle called the “abatement doctrine,” stating that when someone dies with an undecided appeal, convictions can be tossed out.
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