New York Appellate Division Rules on Erotic Asphyxiation Case

A unanimous four-judge panel of the New York Appellate Division, 2nd Department, based in Brooklyn, ruled that a jury erred in convicting Larry Davis of second degree murder in the death of his sexual partner, Richard McCoy, from asphyxiation. Finding that a jury could reasonably have acquitted Davis of the murder charge, the court reduced the conviction to manslaughter in the second degree and sent the case back to the trial judge, Justice Dineen Riviezzo … <Read More>