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Appellate court rules against conviction reversal for 'Remy' Ramsaran

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(WBNG) -- A New York State appeals court has affirmed the decision of the state's highest court to not grant a new trial to murder convict Ganesh "Remy" Ramsaran. 

Ramsaran was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after being convicted in September 2014 of killing his wife, Jennifer. She had been reported missing in December 2012, with her body being found on the side of a road in the town of Pharsalia two months later.

The state Appellate Division Third Department granted Ramsaran a new trial in July 2016, on claims that Ramsaran had been given ineffective defense. The New York State Court of Appeals reversed that decision in June 2017.

The case was sent back down to the appellate court for "for consideration of issues raised but not determined on appeal". The appellate court affirmed the Court of Appeals ruling Thursday.

Among reasons for the affirmation, the court listed that photographs of Jennifer, as well as photos, phone calls and Facebook conversations between Ramsaran and his girlfriend were properly used in court. The court also addressed a claim by Ramsaran that the medical examiner saying Jennifer's death was a homicide by noting, "Defense counsel did not object to this testimony, rendering this claim unpreserved for our review."

You can read the court's full decision below.


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