Harlem Man Convicted Upstate of 1994 Murder


Till recently, Earnest Ellison lived on Lenox Avenue in Harlem. But he was in April of 2008 removed to Poughkeepsie, whose cold-case investigators fingered him for the August 5, 1994 murder of Theresa Paige McIntosh. Ellison was charged with shooting her and her sister Joyery in a dispute over drugs. Police couldn’t make him for the crime in ’94 because they didn’t have enough evidence — two little girls who were witnesses declined to cooperate. The cold case reviewed the evidence and brought a new indictment. Ellison was found guilty in January and was today sentenced to six to 18 years in prison. We wonder if he’s the Earnest Ellison mentioned in this 2007 story of a drug bust gone bad.