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    Black Father of Five Jailed & Indicted For Child Murder Despite Police Testimony Stating No Eye Witness or Physical Evidence That Ties Him To The Murder

    Nick Hillary (center) with his Family

    Nationwide — New York resident & military veteran Nick Hillary ( is an African American father of five children who’s life has been turned upside down for a murder he did not commit.

    On October 24th, 2011, a 12-year-old boy, Garrett Phillips (who is white), tragically lost his life. Nick Hillary is charged with murdering 12-year-old Garrett Phillips inside Phillips’ Potsdam home. Phillips was found strangled and suffocated.

    A police lieutenant and a former police chief said under oath that there’s no evidence tying former Clarkson University soccer coach Oral “Nick” Hillary to the killing of a 12-year-old boy. Potsdam police Lt. Mark Murray and former Chief Edward Tischler said in court documents that there’s no evidence placingHillary at the 2011 crime scene, the Watertown Daily Times reported.

    In the court documents, Tischler stated that neither Hillary’s fingerprints nor DNA evidence were able to connect Hillary to the boy’s death. Both Murray and Tischler stated that there are no witnesses who saw Hillary at Market Street apartment on the day Phillips was killed.

    Hillary was reindicted on murder charges in January 2015 after the charges were dropped in October, 2014. The original charges were dropped due to accusations that Rain and other prosecutors improperly questioned witnesses and injected their own opinions to the grand jury.

    Hillary’s new trial will begin in November 2015.

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