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Utica man accused of killing homeless man in 2016 appears in court

The Utica man who is accused of shooting and killing a homeless man back in 2016 appeared in Oneida County Court on Tuesday.

Posted: Aug 21, 2018 12:27 PM

UTICA – The Utica man who is accused of shooting and killing a homeless man back in 2016 appeared in Oneida County Court on Tuesday.

Raekwon Winston, 22, was indicted by an Oneida County grand jury last month on charges of second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Winston is accused of shooting 60-year-old Lawrence “Larry” Edwards to death on Rutger Street in Utica, near the intersection with John Street, on May 7, 2016.

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In court on Tuesday we learned that there was a conflict of interest with Winston’s original attorney, who may have represented someone involved in the case. He now has a new attorney, who is being given two weeks to get up-to-speed with the case.

Winston is expected to appear in court again on Sept. 4.

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