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Man Convicted in Wrong-Way Crash Back In Court

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The man convicted of driving while high on cocaine and killing two teenagers back in 2007 is trying to have his conviction thrown out.

Herman Bank was convicted in 2009 of two counts of manslaughter. Police say he drove the wrong way on Route 590, causing the accident that killed Henry Rivera and Pedro Hernandez.

His defense attorney argued in court Tuesday that Bank's attorney at the time never tried to negotiate a plea that might have resulted in a lower sentence.

Bank was sentenced to five to fifteen years in February 2009. According to the Department of Corrections, his parole eligibility date is this November.

Judge Doug Randall says he will issue a written decision in three weeks.

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