New York's highest court on Tuesday overturned the conviction of Andrew Goldstein in the notorious subway station murder of Kendra Webdale, holding that the mentally ill defendant's right to a fair trial was abridged when a psychiatric expert for the prosecution told the jury of hearsay conversations she had had with witnesses who were not subject to cross-examination. The ruling was grounded in Crawford v. Washington, the U.S. Supreme Court's 2004 landmark confrontation clause opinion.
N.Y. High Court Grants New Trial for Killer Who Inspired Kendra's Law
New York Law Journal
December 22, 2005