Updated 08/31/2012 01:19 PM
Goldblatt has portion of conviction overturned
WARRENSBURG, N.Y. -- An Indian Lake man convicted of hitting and killing two camp counselors in Warrensburg two years ago has a portion of his conviction overturned.
An investigation found that in June of 2010, seven camp counselors from Echo Lake Campground were standing off the side of Hudson Street when an SUV driven by Peter Goldblatt veered off the road, hitting three of them.
Dominic Hartley, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. Emily Lewis, later died from her injuries at Albany Medical Center. Christopher Jones, 18, was taken to Glens Falls Hospital with minor injuries. All three were from England.
Goldblatt was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide, as well as first-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment, DWI, and reckless driving.
Goldblatt's lawyers appealed the aggravated vehicular homicide charge, successfully arguing that the jury was not given proper instructions on that count. The conviction on the rest of the charges will still stand.
Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan said there are no plans for a new trial. She said she's spoken with both sets of parents and they don't want to go through a trial again. She is reviewing options regarding appealing the overturned portion of the conviction.