Within a reasonable time following the issuance of the warrant as provided in section six hundred fifty of this article, the clerk of the court in the county in which the person was sentenced to death shall transmit to the governor a statement of conviction and sentence, and the transcripts of both the trial and the sentencing proceedings, including, to the extent practicable, any exhibits introduced therein.
Terms Used In N.Y. Correction Law 653
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.