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Defense seeks new trial for murderer of Schenectady boy, 15

POOL PHOTOGRAPH/SKIP DICKSTEIN
James Wells, speaks with his defense attorneys Cheryl Coleman, left, and Kathryn Conklin, right in Judge Michael V. Coccoma's court in Schenectady, N.Y.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
POOL PHOTOGRAPH/SKIP DICKSTEIN James Wells, speaks with his defense attorneys Cheryl Coleman, left, and Kathryn Conklin, right in Judge Michael V. Coccoma's court in Schenectady, N.Y.
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Sentencing for James Wells, the man convicted in the 2011 killing of 15-year-old Eddie Stanley, was postponed Friday in favor of arguments on a defense motion for a new trial. Such motions are standard, rarely successful and often ruled upon on the day of sentencing. But in the Wells case, which lasted eight weeks from jury selection to verdict, Judge Michael Coccoma chose to hear arguments on the motion Friday morning and issue a written ...

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Will1960
June 3, 2013
2:45 p.m.

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As one of the most hard working attorneys in the Capital District, retaining Cheryl Coleman doesn't come cheap. She put up a rigorous and thorough defense for her client and is following up diligently in the appeals process. How is this defendant able to afford Coleman high priced defense when there's been no reporting that she was working this case pro bono?

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