ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York's highest court will hear appeals from three drivers claiming they were too intoxicated to know right from wrong in deadly crashes and should have their murder convictions thrown out.
Martin Heidgen drove his pickup the wrong way on Long Island's Meadow Brook State Parkway in 2005 and hit a limousine, killing the driver and a 7-year-old passenger. He had blood alcohol content of 0.28 percent.
Taliyah Taylor in 2006 sped 80 mph down Forest Avenue in Staten Island without headlights, ran a red light and killed a pedestrian. She had taken an Ecstasy pill, smoked marijuana and drunk beer.
Franklin McPherson drove the wrong way on Long Island's Southern State Parkway in 2007 and hit a jeep, killing the driver. His BAC was 0.19 percent.
Arguments are Tuesday.