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The New York State Supreme Court voted Friday to uphold the murder conviction of Scott Doll.

The Corfu resident was found guilty in 2010 of the 2009 murder of 66-year old Joseph Benaquist in Pembroke.

Doll’s team of defense attorney's were challenging the conviction because they were concerned that Doll’s Constitutional rights were compromised by Sheriff's deputies and investigators who responded to Lake Road where Doll was found wandering in a blood-splattered jump suit and they didn't read him is Miranda rights until Benaquist's body was found.

At the time they didn't read him the Miranda rights or allow him to seek an attorney, because he was not a person of interest in a murder. 

Doll was originally picked up by deputies after they recieved reports that his description match that of someone partaking in suspicious activity.

It was only after Benaqusit's body was found that he became a person of interest.

The States high court decided that his rights were not compromised by a vote of 3 to 2.

Doll will continue to serve the 15 years to life sentence he was given two years ago at the Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, NY.

His attorney's plan to appeal the ruling. 

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