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April 30, 2003
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Lawyers for a man facing a retrial in the 1991 Crown Heights riots admitted that he killed an Orthodox Jew. However, Lemrick Nelson Jr.’s lawyer say he was drunk when he stabbed yeshiva student Yankel Rosenbaum, and wasn’t motivated by anti-Semitism. The retrial is for violating Rosenbaum’s civil rights; Nelson cannot be retried for the actual murder since he was acquitted of murder and manslaughter in a 1992 state trial.

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