Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fat guy gets new trial, too many skinny guys in lineup

New York - A 416-pound robbery suspect caught a super-sized break - an appeals court is granting him a new trial because there were too many lightweights in his lineup. The Appellate Division ruled that Eric Kenley should have been surrounded by men of similar heft when witnesses picked him out of a rogue’s gallery. The 6-foot-4 Manhattan man is serving a 12-to-15-year sentence after he was convicted of being a gun-toting heavy during a pair of lower Manhattan robberies. “Although the fillers were large men, there was a very noticeable weight difference between defendant and the fillers,” the judges wrote.  More 

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