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Ross Murder Conviction Reversed

Written By: Renata Stiehl
Ross Murder Conviction Reversed

     ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- A state court reversed homicide convictions of a man serving life in prison for a shooting death at Elmira's Hathorn Court in 2008.
    
The state supreme court appellate division ruled to reverse the convictions of second degree murder and first degree manslaughter of Romondo Ross. Ross was found guilty for his role in the shooting death of Maurice Davis at Hathorn Court in 2008. A stray bullet from a gunfight outside Davis' apartment killed him while he slept, after the bullet went through Davis' apartment wall, hitting him in the head.
     Ross and Demetrius Molina were both convicted of' murder... Molina's conviction was reversed in 2010, and the court agreed Ross' conviction should be reversed as well.
     Chemung County District Attorney Weeden Wetmore says Ross will continue to serve his sentence for attempted murder, and will not be re-tried in this case.