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Rensselaer County D.A. will receive a bench trial

June 07, 2018 04:28 PM

A district attorney's perjury trial will be a bench trial.

The state Attorney General's office tells NewsChannel 13 Rensselaer County D.A. Joel Abelove has waived his right to a jury trial.

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Abelove is charged with perjury and official misconduct for his handling of an investigation into a deadly officer-involved shooting in Troy.

Abelove has pleaded not guilty. His trial is set to begin June 20.

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