NY judge says he wrongfully convicted man because of racial bias

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NEW YORK (PIX11)-- Former New York Supreme Court Judge Frank Barbaro spoke out several months ago to CNN about a 1999 case that haunted him. The conviction of Donald Kagan for murder.

Barbaro was once a civil rights activist. Now, a ruling on whether that pushed the former Judge to convict Kagan has been postponed.

Barbaro has admitted racial bias. Kagan is white. The shooting victim, Wavell Wint, was black.

"I was revisiting this case, because it was a homicide," said Barbaro

Last year, Donald Kagan spoke with PIX11's Mary Murphy.

Kagan said that it was self-defense.

Barbaro testified at a special hearing seeking to have his own verdict thrown out.

A New York City Criminal Court Judge has continued the case until September 22.