CANTON, N.Y. – A new murder indictment has been issued against a former college soccer coach accused of strangling and smothering his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old son in New York.
Local media report that the second indictment procured by St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain says Oral "Nick" Hillary killed Garrett Phillips in October 2011 inside the boy's home in Potsdam.
The first indictment came last May but was later dismissed by a county judge who criticized the DA for what he described as bullying and prejudicial questions of grand jury witnesses.
Rain says the same evidence was presented again to a grand jury last week.
Hillary is a former coach at Clarkson University in Potsdam. He had pleaded not guilty in the previous case.
A message was left Thursday with his attorney.