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Mount Vernon Man To Face Trial For Fifth Time

Mount Vernon native Selwyn Days, who was found guilty in a double murder in Eastchester, is heading to court for a fifth time.
Mount Vernon native Selwyn Days, who was found guilty in a double murder in Eastchester, is heading to court for a fifth time. Photo Credit: File

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Selwyn Days, the Mount Vernon man who was charged in relation to a pair of murders in Eastchester nearly two decades ago, is going back to court for the fifth time.

Days, 46, was charged in the death of Eastchester millionaire Archie Harris and his aide, Betty Ramcharan at his mansion in 1996. His first two trials led to hung juries, while the third ended with a conviction that was ultimately thrown out.

On Wednesday, the guilty verdict from his fourth trial was thrown out by a state appeals court, which will lead him to his fifth trial. The latest conviction was dropped after Days appealed that he wasn’t allowed to introduce certain expert testimony in his 2011 trial. The case now returns to the Westchester County Court, where he will receive a new trial.

Days was arrested in 2001 for the double murder, and subsequently sentenced to a pair of 25-years-to-life prison terms. The first hung jury came in 2003, and he was sentenced to 50-years in prison the following year when the conviction was upheld by an appellate court. His next court date has not yet been set.

Keep following Daily Voice for more information regarding Days’ case as it transpires.

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