State AG to appeal judge ruling that threw out murder conviction against state trooper

The state trooper still faces charges of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree reckless endangerment.

News 12 Staff

Feb 9, 2023, 1:27 AM

Updated 465 days ago

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The state Attorney General’s Office will appeal a judge’s ruling that threw out a murder conviction against a state trooper.
Christopher Baldner is accused of killing 11-year-old Monica Goods, from Brooklyn, during a high-speed chase in Ulster County in 2020.
The judge wrote last week that the evidence presented before the grand jury was not legally sufficient.
Baldner still faces charges of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree reckless endangerment.
Monica’s mother had urged the Attorney General's Office to appeal the ruling.


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