Lentini Retrial in Fatal Halfmoon Accident Could Be Moved

posted by WGY News - 

Maria Lentini

There's a chance that the retrial of Maria Lentini could be moved out of this area.

Lentini was convicted of leaving the scene of a fatal accident in Halfmoon in 2015. 

Patrick Duff was killed as he walked along Route 9, evidence showed Lentini made 17 cell phone calls to friends and family, but didn't call 911. 

Lentini was recently granted a new trial, which was supposed to start Monday, but an appellate judge put everything on hold until a higher court decides if the trial should be moved out of the area. 

Lentini's lawyer argues there's been too much news coverage here, and his client can't get a fair trial.

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