A black Long Island, N.Y., homeowner whose conviction for manslaughter and gun possession in a racially charged case was upheld last week by the Appellate Division, 2nd Department, on Wednesday won a reprieve from entering prison. John H. White had received a two-to-four-year prison term for fatally shooting a white teen who had arrived at White’s home with four other teens to challenge White’s 19-year-old son to a fight.

Wednesday, Judge Victoria A. Graffeo of the New York Court of Appeals extended the $200,000 bail that had been granted to White pending the 2nd Department’s ruling. According to his lawyer, Richard E. Mischel, the bail has been extended until White’s application for leave to take the appeal to the state’s high court is decided.