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Appellate judges throw out 2011 Schenectady rape conviction

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A man convicted in 2011 of raping a prostitute won a new trial Thursday after an appeals court found a juror should have been dismissed and the jury improperly deliberated in his case. The issues are the same ones raised by the man’s attorney prior to sentencing. Richard Cridelle, 44, was convicted after trial in April 2011 of raping the woman a year earlier at his Schenectady apartment. Prosecutors alleged at trial Cridelle picked up ...

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