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Paterson releases man in shooting case

John Regalado Jr. attempts to remove personal items from his partially submerged car after heavy rains in Highland, Calif., brought tides of mud and debris into his house.
John Regalado Jr. attempts to remove personal items from his partially submerged car after heavy rains in Highland, Calif., brought tides of mud and debris into his house. (Alex Gallardo)

New York Gov. David A. Paterson (D) commuted the sentence Thursday of a black man imprisoned for the racially charged shooting death of a white teenager on Long Island.

Paterson said the five months John Harris White has served was enough time for the emotion-fueled 2006 shooting death of Daniel Cicciaro, 17. Paterson said everybody connected with the case had suffered enough, and White was released Thursday.

- Associated Press


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