A New York man has been acquitted of killing his infant son after the state’s highest court granted him a new trial.

Adrian Thomas served six years behind bars, but after seven hours of deliberating, Rensselaer County jurors declared him a free man. 

From Newsday:

Prosecutors had argued Thomas threw his 4-month-old son down on a bed in frustration in September 2008. He was convicted in 2009 of second-degree murder.


But the state Court of Appeals ordered a new trial, citing heavy-handed tactics by investigators who interrogated Thomas for almost nine hours.

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Thomas’ defense lawyer relied on testimony from outside medical experts to show the baby died of a bacterial infection and not at the hands of his father.

Hopefully Thomas can heal over the tragic loss of his son, and six years behind bars.


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