A Riverhead judge is expected to issue a decision today on a motion filled by the defense attorney for Thomas Murphy of Holbrook. 61-year-old Thomas Murphy, was convicted by a jury in 2019 of driving while intoxicated and killing 12-year-old Boy Scout, Andrew McMorris of Wading River on September 30, 2018.
If the motion is granted, the guilty verdict will be vacated. The judge stated that if the motion is denied, both parties should be prepared for sentencing. Murphy faces a maximum sentence of eight and one-third to 25 years in prison.
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