November trial set for defendant in Dudley Ave homicide


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - One of two men accused of killing a Utica man in his Dudley Avenue apartment will now head to trial in November.

Robert Thompson previously turned down a plea offer in the death of George Garrow.

Thompson and his half-brother, Trevon Patterson is accused of robbing and shooting George Garrow to death in his Dudley Ave home the night before Thanksgiving 2009.

Thompson had previously turned down a plea offer in Garrow's death.

Garrow was killed the day before Thanksgiving last year. The trial is being held in Oneida County Court - just a few days short of the one year anniversary of Garrow's death.

On Tuesday, August 17, 2010, attorneys argued the admissibility of statements Patterson allegedly made to police after his arrest.Defense Attorney Christopher Pelli says the officers went too far during the interview process, even lying about what his half brother was saying in the other interview room, thus coercing certain statements from Patterson.

Prosecutors filed the motion for a suppression hearing as a precaution, but then determined that one wasn't needed. With that said, a trial date was set for November 15.

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