Brooklyn woman's manslaughter conviction overturned, DA revisits old cases
WPIX
Vanessa Gathers

via WPIX:

NEW YORK -- (WPIX) -- Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced that he will move to vacate a second-degree manslaughter conviction from a 1998 jury trial, PIX11 has exclusively learned.

District Attorney Thompson said, “In the interest of justice, I will ask the Court today to vacate the manslaughter conviction of Vanessa Gathers. After a thorough and fair review of the case by my Conviction Review Unit and the Independent Review Panel, I have concluded that this conviction should not stand.”

The District Attorney described the facts of the case as follows: On November 18, 1991, Michael Shaw, 71, called 911 and reported that he had been assaulted and robbed inside of his apartment located at 170 New York Avenue in Crown Heights.

FULL STORY: Brooklyn woman's manslaughter conviction overturned, DA revisits old cases - WPIX

Comments