Judge sets trial date in Schoharie limo crash case

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The judge has set a trial date in the Schoharie limo crash for Halloween, Monday, October 31.

Nauman Hussain was expected to be sentenced last week, but Judge Peter Lynch surprised everyone when he said he would not honor a plea agreement that would have had Hussain serve four more years of probation and no jail time related to the October 2018 crash that killed 20 people.

Hussain’s attorneys are weighing their options. One possibility includes filing what’s known as an Article 78, appealing to a higher court that Judge Lynch abused his discretion by not abiding by the terms of the plea agreement.

Hussain served a year of probation and already performed more than half of 1,000 hours of court-ordered community service.