Martin Tankleff hearing put off

Will report back to court in four months
February 25, 2008 4:51:51 PM PST
The Long Island man whose conviction for murdering his parents in 1990 was overturned was back in court Monday to learn of the status of a new probe into the killings.The state Attorney General's Office announced the hearing will be put off for four months.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo was appointed as a special prosecutor in the case. Cuomo's office can decide whether to retry Tankleff or drop the charges and go after other suspects.

Tankleff was 19 when he was convicted of killing his parents, Arlene and Seymour Tankleff, in their Belle Terre home. An appeals court has ruled that new evidence pointing to other suspects would probably have swayed a jury to acquit him.


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