Lawrence McNeil
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Name Lawrence McNeil
Affiliation New York Supreme Court
Division Criminal Term
Appellate Division (former)
Occupation Judge
Status Alive
Actor Helmar Augustus Cooper
First Appearance "Savages"
Last Appearance "Magnet"

Lawrence McNeil is a judge based in Manhattan, New York City.


On a panel with fellow Justices Shawn McNamara, Harlan Newfield, Douglas Spivak, and Martha Kershaw

  • Denied the defense's motion to reverse the judge's ruling denying declaratory judgment on behalf of the jury on the basis that the New York State death penalty statute is unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment, specifically substantive due process.

Cases tried

  • Denied the defense's motion to suppress the count of the votes and ordered the ballots counted to see if Benton had motive.
  • Decision later reversed on appeal by a panel of five judges from the First Department Appellate Division on a 3-2 vote.
  • Denied the defense's motion to suppress the confession on the grounds that it was coerced.
  • Allowed defense counsel to question M.E. Rogers about an autopsy she conducted on a man named Ethan Richards subject to connection to her defense.


  • Remanded the defendant without bail.


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