A man serving a life sentence for killing Kitty Genovese, whose slaying 25 years ago made headlines because dozens of people ignored her cries for help, is seeking a new trial because his lawyer was representing Genovese in another case.

Winston Moseley, 54, filed papers Monday in Queens Supreme Court claiming he was denied a fair trial because his lawyer failed to tell him he had once represented Genovese in a gambling case.The 1964 slaying of Catherine "Kitty" Genovese - a 28-year-old bar manager who was stalked and stabbed to death in a Queens neighborhood - gained nationwide attention when it was learned that 38 people either saw the attack or heard the woman's cries but did not go to her aid or call police.