Wilkins murder case

James Bone filed this request with the New York State Office of Court Administration of New York.
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From: James Bone

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

I request all court papers and evidence relating to the capital murder conviction of Walter W. Wilkins in Supreme Court in Nassau County NY in 1919, Indictment #1677, and any attempted appeal or request for clemency.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


James Bone

From: FOIL

Dear Mr. Bone:

This is the email address for the submission of FOIL requests for the administrative records of this Office. You, instead, appear to be seeking court records, which this Offices does not maintain. As explained in detail at the following link: http://www.nycourts.gov/foil/ court records are not subject to FOIL. See Public Officers Law 86. Rather, access to court records is governed by section 255 of the Judiciary Law, and the custodian typically is the clerk of the court where the matter was handled. As such, you should direct your request to the clerk of the court where the proceeding was handled. Section 255 requests should identify the specific records you are seeking to permit the clerk to determine what responsive records exist and what search, copy, and certification fees are required, in accordance with the fee schedules set forth in CPLR Article 80.

Very truly yours,
Shawn Kerby
Assistant Deputy Counsel