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“You bet!” he said.

Besides, the defense attorney knew that Ben was a decent guy. “I have no doubt that Mr. Kissel is an honest, hardworking lawyer who gives his best to his clients,” Himes told reporters after the trial ended in July 1991. The attorney noted that Kissel had been disbarred for less than a year and hadn’t practiced law since 1983 — but even so it wasn’t unusual for him to take on murder cases because of the money involved: In New York City murder defendants typically get between $6 million and $10 million from their estates if they’re convicted of killing someone police believe did them in with malice aforethought (that’s without any extenuating circumstances).

Himes has represented many other high-profile suspects accused of being wrongly killed by cops over the years, including Kitty Genovese , whose death became famous as one of America’s first big social-media disasters when witnesses reported hearing her cries for help while she was stabbed to death by Winston Moseley outside her Bronx apartment building in 1964; Thomas Vigliarole , who spent seven years behind bars before being released from prison last year, after a court ruled he didn’t kill Deborah Danner during a fight at her Queens home in April 2014; and Sergeant Wayne Isaacs , who was charged with shooting Amadou Diallo 41 times — including 16 times through his door — 14 days into 2001 before getting acquitted two years later amid intense

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