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Court deems search legal in Auburn murder trial

In Auburn a significant ruling has come down in a murder trial that has gripped the community.

Cayuga County Court Judge Thomas Leone has ruled the police search of the home of Mary Ferro, the romantic partner of murder suspect Gage Ashley, as legal, according to reporting by The Citizen.

This decision comes ahead of Ashley’s trial for the November 2019 shooting death of Joshua Poole, setting a precedent for evidence admissibility.


This case, which has unearthed discussions about privacy rights and the boundaries of legal searches, is now set to proceed with its March trial date.

With Ashley facing serious charges related to Poole’s death, the community and legal observers alike await the trial’s outcomes.