NY Court Rejects 'Too Intoxicated' Murder Defense In Deadly CrashesConvictions of Martin Heidgen, Taliyah Taylor and Franklin McPherson hinged on prosecutors' contention they acted with "depraved indifference to human life."
Settlement Reached In Notorious 2005 L.I. Wrong-Way DWI Crash The family of a 7-year-old girl killed in a wrong-way drunken-driving crash in 2005 on Long Island has reached a settlement in the lawsuit against the convicted driver and the company that owned the limousine they were riding in.
NY State Appellate Court Upholds Martin Heidgen's Murder Conviction In DWI Wedding Night CrashIn a 3 to 1 decision, the NY State Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled to uphold Martin Heidgen's conviction. Heidgen was convicted of murder in a notorious drunken-driving crash that killed a wedding limo chauffeur and a 7-year-old flower girl.
Man Appeals Murder Conviction In Notorious L.I. CrashThe Long Island man convicted of a notorious wrong-way drunk driving crash that killed a 7-year-old girl and a limo driver is making a plea for freedom Monday.
Second Phase Of 'Leandra's Law' Takes Effect SundayStarting Sunday, anyone sentenced for DWI, including first time offenders, will have to install and maintain an interlocking ignition device in their car.