WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Selwyn Days, the Mount Vernon man who was charged in connection to a pair of murders more than two decades ago in Eastchester is reportedly due back in court.
Days, 47, was charged with murder in the deaths of Eastchester millionaire Arche Harris and his aide, Betty Ramcharan at their mansion in 1996. Previous trials have ended with mistrials, including a conviction that was later overturned. He has spent more than 15 years in jail for the charges.
According to a News 12 report , Days is due back in court this week and will be seeking to be allowed out on bail for his upcoming fifth trial, which is scheduled to begin in September.
Days was arrested in 2001 for the double murder, and subsequently sentenced to a pair of 25-years-to-life prison terms. The first hung jury came in 2003, and he was sentenced to 50-years in prison the following year when the conviction was upheld by an appellate court.
On Sept. 2, 2015, the guilty verdict from his fourth trial was thrown out by a state appeals court, which led to the upcoming fifth trial. The conviction was dropped after Days appealed that he wasn’t allowed to introduce certain expert testimony in his 2011 trial.