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Anthony Oddone rearraigned after conviction overturned

Anthony Oddone, with tears in his eyes, as

Anthony Oddone, with tears in his eyes, as he stands next to his mother in the parking lot of the Riverhead Criminal courthouse in Riverhead. He was released on $500,000 bail. (Dec. 23, 2013) Credit: James Carbone

The former Farmingville man who was convicted of killing an off-duty Suffolk County correction officer during a scuffle in a Southampton bar in August 2008 was arraigned again on a first-degree manslaughter charge Thursday, two months after his conviction in the case was overturned.

Anthony Oddone, 31, appeared before Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice C. Randall Hinrichs, who ordered him held on $500,000 bail, the amount he had posted as a condition of his release in December when the state's highest court overturned his 2010 conviction for the killing of Andrew Reister, 40, of Hampton Bays.

Reister had been moonlighting as a bouncer at the club and he got into an altercation with Oddone at the Publick House in Southampton when Reister told Oddone to stop dancing on a table, prosecutors said.

The two men got into a fight, and Oddone put Reister in a headlock and held him until he was unconscious, authorities said. Reister died of cardiac arrest two days later.

Oddone was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in 2010. But the state Court of Appeals threw out the conviction and ordered a new trial.

Sarita Kedia of Manhattan, Oddone's attorney, said Oddone is working in New York City and that he will appear in court again on Feb. 19.


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