Rensselaer County County Court Judge Andrew Ceresia rejected convicted killer Michael Mosely's bid for a new trial. Mosely was convicted for the 2002 slaughter of Arica Schneider and Samuel Holley.
Mosely argued that he had received ineffective assistance of counsel during the murder trial. Mosely was represented by well-known criminal defense attorney Terence Kindlon.
Mosley's mother said:
...she believes politics affected the judge's decision.
"It's a sad, sad world we live in when the judicial system is so tainted by political aspirations," she said. "I cannot let this go. I have seen the grief of the Schneiders at these hearings and the trial and I completely understand the loss of their child. I feel the Rensselaer County judicial system has murdered my child."
Mothers usually get a pass when they say stupid things about their children but...politics? The County Judicial system has murdered her child?
Mosely was convicted of the double-murders in 2011 after he had been arrested on another charge. Mosely's DNA was entered into the State Database and came up a match for unidentified DNA found at the Brunswick Road murder scene. Good work by DA McNally's Office on the conviction and DA Abelove's office on the hearing.
It's hard to believe. Is that the face of a killer?
Mosely is one of the more terrifying killers. After the murders Mosely cleaned-up his act and eventually lived what looked like a normal life in North Greenbush. Neighbors were shocked when he was arrested for the murders. He appeared to be an average middle class guy in a middle class neighborhood in a nice, little town.