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Dwight DeLee's overturned case to be reviewed

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The New York Court of Appeals will take another look at a hate crime conviction that was previously overturned.

In 2009, Dwight DeLee was convicted for the shotting death of Lateisha Green, a transgender person. In July, the New York Supreme Court's fourth appellate division threw out the convictions for an inconsistent verdict. The discrepancy was because DeLee was found guilty of first degree manslaughter as a hate crime, but not first degree manslaughter.

After the conviction was overturned, the Onondaga County District Attorney asked the court of appeals to review the case. Arguments are expected to be heard in early 2014.

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