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Convicted New York killer freed on a technicality: Judge says he was held at the wrong prison

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A man convicted for a 2015 killing in western New York has been freed and his indictment has been dismissed, solely because he was held at the wrong prison. That’s the ruling of a state judge. The Democrat and Chronicle reports Terrence Lewis was released earlier this month from a Seneca County prison where he was serving 22 years to life for second-degree murder in the killing of Johnny Washington in Rochester. Judge Stephen Miller ruled Monroe County officials violated a federal interstate detainee agreement when they sent Lewis back to a federal prison in Pennsylvania — where he was serving time on a drug conviction — while he awaited trial in the New York murder case.

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