Gertha DePas and Damaris Miller react to the Abelove trial

On Tuesday, opening statements began in the nonjury trial of former Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove. Abelove is charged with a felony and misconduct in his handling of the case involving Troy police Sgt. Randall French’s after he killed Edson Thevenin. In a mostly empty courtroom, Edson Thevenin’s mother Gertha DePas sat front row with Damaris Miller of Troy 4 Black Lives. Hudson Mohawk Producer Elizabeth Press brings us reactions from Gertha DePas and Damaris Miller after they witnessed Tuesday’s proceedings. This segment starts with Gertha DePas.

Alexis Goldsmith

Alexis Goldsmith

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