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January 8, 2002
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The conviction of two men for their role in the death of a Hasidic Jew in Crown Heights in 1991 was overturned. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals found Monday that the defendants, Lemrick Nelson Jr. and Charles Price, did not receive a fair trial because the judge manipulated the jury selection process when attempting to find a racially and religiously balanced jury. A new trial has been ordered for the two on federal charges of violating the civil rights of Yankel Rosenbaum, who was killed during riots between blacks and Jews in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

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