ALBANY — The Court of Appeals yesterday upheld a 10-count indictment against New York City’s “Zodiac killer,” ruling that the statute of limitations on his crimes did not begin to run until police had identified him as the gunman who had taunted them for four years.

In another criminal case, the Court affirmed the arson conviction of a Manhattan landlord who hired four men to empty out his rent controlled apartment building by setting fire to it. And in a contract case, the Court held that the one-year limit for commencing suit against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey cannot be tolled by CPLR 205(a).