Murder conviction reversed because detectives didn’t honor suspect’s request for lawyer

An Irvington man serving 40 years in prison for killing a man during a robbery will get a new trial because detectives did not cease his police interrogation when he asked for a lawyer, an appeals court ruled Monday.

A jury convicted Carlos McClean in late 2018 in the death of Jonathan Vargas Matildes, who a gunman shot in the back when he ran from a holdup behind an Irvington pizzeria where he worked, in August 2015.