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People v. Best

Court of Appeals of the State of New York
Feb 9, 1995
85 N.Y.2d 826 (N.Y. 1995)

Summary

finding depraved indifference murder for repeatedly beating a nine year old

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Opinion

Argued January 10, 1995

Decided February 9, 1995

Appeal from the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the Fourth Judicial Department, John T. Buckley, J.

Stacy Wolf, Albany, and Harry Edelstein, Haverstraw, for appellant.

Michael A. Arcuri, District Attorney of Oneida County, Utica (Raymond A. Tarkowski of counsel), for respondent.


Order affirmed for reasons stated in the memorandum at the Appellate Division ( 202 A.D.2d 1015).

Concur: Chief Judge KAYE and Judges TITONE, BELLACOSA, SMITH, LEVINE and CIPARICK. Taking no part: Judge SIMONS.


Summaries of

People v. Best

Court of Appeals of the State of New York
Feb 9, 1995
85 N.Y.2d 826 (N.Y. 1995)

finding depraved indifference murder for repeatedly beating a nine year old

Summary of this case from Thomas v. Lord

affirming depraved indifference murder conviction of defendant who repeatedly beat her nine-year-old son and failed to obtain proper medical treatment

Summary of this case from Petronio v. Walsh
Case details for

People v. Best

Case Details

Full title:THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Respondent, v. LYRIA BEST, Appellant

Court:Court of Appeals of the State of New York

Date published: Feb 9, 1995

Citations

85 N.Y.2d 826 (N.Y. 1995)
624 N.Y.S.2d 363
648 N.E.2d 782

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