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Raucci's attorney appeals conviction


ALBANY, N.Y. - Convicted arsonist Steven Raucci appealed his 18-count conviction Wednesday - his attorney making the argument for several counts to be thrown out and a new trial to take place.

At the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court, Raucci's attorney and the Schenectady County District Attorney's Office each received a total of ten minutes to address the four justices.

Raucci, a former Schenectady City School's maintenance supervisor, was sentenced to 23 years to life in prison in 2010 for leaving explosives on the cars and homes of those he perceived as threats.

During the appeal, Raucci's attorney argued that some of the events leading to the conviction did not even happen in Schenectady County and therefore several counts should be dismissed and a new trial needs to take place.

It could take several weeks before a decision is reached.

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