Nassau DA seeks to retry man released from prison after murder conviction was overturned
A Nassau man who was released from prison back in August after his murder conviction was overturned could face a new trial.
Christopher Ellis was serving 25 years to life for the 1990 killing of Hofstra football coach Joseph Healy.
But Ellis was released last month after it was discovered that notes taken by a detective that were not disclosed to the defense pointed to other possible suspects.
Now Nassau's District Attorney wants to retry him.
Ellis' attorney says they are surprised and disappointed by that decision, saying in part, "Our thoughts are with Chris and his family, who suffered greatly during his 30-year incarceration and should not have to face such an ordeal a second time. We will continue to fight for justice until Chris' good name is cleared once and for all."