Errors give new trial to man convicted of shooting at crowd on N.J. street

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A Paterson man convicted of five counts of attempted murder for a July 2017 shooting that wounded a man will get a new trial due to police testimony at his trial that an appeals court found Thursday were prejudicial. A Passaic County jury in 2018 convicted Luis Rivera of 17 total crimes for the for the shooting, in which a gunman walked up on a small crowd of people listening to music in front of a Summer Street home and opened fire. One suffered serious wounds and survived, and police found four other victims of the gunfire, all men. Rivera, now 33, was later sentenced to a total of 36 years …

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