Appeals court sends DiGuglielmo back to jail

May 28, 2010 3:30:00 PM PDT
A former New York policeman who killed a man after a fight over a parking space will have to go back to prison. An appeals court overturned a finding that had freed Richard DiGuglielmo in 2008 after serving 11 years of a 20-year sentence.

DiGuglielmo's attorney didn't immediately respond to a phone message left Friday requesting comment.

In 1996, he killed 37-year-old sanitation worker Charles Campbell. Campbell had violated parking lot rules at the DiGuglielmo family's deli in Dobbs Ferry.

The policeman's father got into a fight with Campbell.

DiGuglielmo said he shot Campbell to protect his father, but he was convicted.

In 2008, a judge freed him after finding that a witness was pressured into giving testimony favorable to the prosecution.

The Appellate Division overturned that finding Tuesday.