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Court upholds Geneva man’s murder conviction

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The Fourth Judicial Department of the New York State Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of Willie “June” McKoy Jr., a Geneva man.

In a unanimous decision the appeals court confirmed McKoy’s guilt for second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the 2017 death of Pliekou Irvin Sr., according to the Finger Lakes Times.

The Finger Lakes Times also reports the court altered the parole eligibility period, reducing it by ruling that the 15-year sentence for the weapons charge should run concurrently with the 25-year murder sentence.

McKoy was sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran to 40 years to life for the murder and weapons charge, in addition to a seven-year sentence for a felony assault conviction for injuring another inmate at the county jail.