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Unknown Bonaventura



Vehicular Homicide (Incl. Culpable negligence)


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New York

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New York City


Judicially Exonerated

Summary of Case:

"Conviction reversed and indictment dismissed. The evidence disclosed bad brakes on defendant's car, but no evidence of prior knowledge by the defendant."

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"People v. Bonaventura, 271 App. Div. 900 (NY Sup Ct., Appellate Div., 1946)"

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