Court News: Murder re-trial postponed & date set for grand larceny trial

The Columbia County D.A.'s Office announced the postponement today:

The Murder re-trial of a Claverack man has been postponed. Arthur Morgan Jr. was scheduled to go on trial at the end of this month in Columbia County Court. Morgan was convicted of 1st degree murder in the 2008 death of his wife, but had the conviction overturned by an appeals court. The postponement is due to Morgan getting a new attorney, Jay Hernandez. The new trial date is scheduled for August 5th.

Story from 2017:

A New York State appeals court has reversed the verdict of a 2008 Claverack Murder case, and ordered that the defendant get a new trial. In April 2008, the body of 27 year old Angela Morgan was found wrapped under a blanket, under a mobile home on Route 9H in Claverack. Arthur Morgan, who was then 38, was charged with Second Degree Murder by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. He was convicted by a jury in February 2009 and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. The appellate court says that Morgan was denied the right to testify in his own defense, and should be given a new trial.

In other court news, a trial date has been set in a grand larceny case:

From Columbia County D.A.’s Office:

On January 4, 2019, Jeffrey Yeh waived indictment and was arraigned in County Court upon being charged with Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, Honorable Richard M. Koweek presiding. The Court scheduled a trial for June 24, 2019. The New York State Police investigated this matter and arrested Jeffrey Yeh. Mark Portin represents Jeffrey Yeh. Jeffrey Yeh is presumed to be innocent unless and until the People can prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to all twelve (12) of twelve (12) jurors. (SCI No. 001-19)



Original press release from October:

Stockport man arrested for stealing from victim known to him

NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major Richard L. Mazzone Troop K Commander


Greenport, New York – On October 1, 2018, the New York State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Jeffrey A. Yeh, age 50, of Stockport, NY, for Grand Larceny in the 4th degree, a class E felony.

Investigation found that in August of 2018, Yeh stole credit card information belonging to a victim known to him. Yeh then used the card information to make unauthorized purchases totaling over $1,300 in US currency between several different businesses and or organizations.

Yeh was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the town of Greenport on October 1, 2018, at 3:30 p.m.


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