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Final Witness Testifies At Hearing About Alleged Juror Misconduct In Thomas Murphy Case

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A judge could soon decide when a man convicted in a deadly drunk driving crash will be sentenced.

Thomas Murphy was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide for the death of 12-year-old Boy Scout Andrew McMorris in Manorville on Sept. 30, 2018.

Lawyers for Murphy claim there was juror misconduct in his case.

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On Tuesday, the final witness testified at a hearing in Riverhead about the allegations.

Murphy's attorney predicts the judge will rule against his client.

"If you're watching closely and you're getting it, then I think the writing is on the wall," attorney Steven Politi said.

"We want tomorrow to be a day of remembrance for Andrew. We hope that maybe, maybe it's meant to be," Alisa McMorris, Andrew's mother, said.

Murphy faces up to 25 years in prison.

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