TROY, N.Y. - New York's top court is reviewing a Troy man's murder case Tuesday.
The court is to decide if police went too far when claiming his victim was still alive. The question is whether that's so deceptive that it amounts to coercion, and therefore disqualifies any incriminating statements that follow.
Adrian Thomas was convicted of murder when his infant son died with a head injury in 2008. Thomas was sentenced 25-years to life.
Thomas was told by police that doctors needed to know what happened in order to treat the victim.
A mid-level court upheld his conviction, but the court of appeals will have the final say.