Retrial ordered for Johnny Hincapie

A state judge on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a Queens man who was convicted of taking part in the 1990 killing of a tourist from Utah during a chaotic robbery on a New York subway platform.

The judge, Eduardo Padro, said in his ruling he was convinced that new evidence presented during a hearing this year warranted a new trial. Three witnesses testified that the convicted man, Johnny Hincapie, was not on the subway platform when the victim, Brian Watkins, was stabbed while trying to defend his family from muggers.

Read more at New York Times

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