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Padavan looking for alternative sanity verdict

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State Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) has called for jurors to have an alternative verdict to guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity in the wake of the mistrial of the man accused of killing a young Manhattan woman by pushing her in front of a subway train.

Padavan, a longtime advocate of an alternative sanity verdict, has unsuccessfully fought to have the Legislature pass his bill since the 1970s.

He has proposed a

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