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People v. Capella

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York
Feb 13, 2020
2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 1017 (N.Y. App. Div. 2020)

Opinion

11019 1734/17

02-13-2020

The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Anthony Capella, Defendant-Appellant.

Robert S. Dean, Center for Appellate Litigation, New York (Ben A. Schatz of counsel), and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, New York (Sasha Yishu Zheng of counsel), for appellant. Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., District Attorney, New York (David P. Stromes of counsel), for respondent.


Robert S. Dean, Center for Appellate Litigation, New York (Ben A. Schatz of counsel), and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, New York (Sasha Yishu Zheng of counsel), for appellant.

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., District Attorney, New York (David P. Stromes of counsel), for respondent.

Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Arlene D. Goldberg, J.), rendered March 27, 2018, convicting defendant, after a jury trial, of criminal contempt in the first degree and aggravated family offense, and sentencing him, as a second felony offender, to concurrent terms of two to four years, unanimously affirmed.

Defendant's challenges to the People's summation are unpreserved and we decline to review them in the interest of justice. As an alternative holding, we find that the summation remarks were not so egregious as to require reversal (see People v D'Alessandro , 184 AD2d 114, 118-120 [1st Dept 1992], lv denied 81 NY2d 884 [1993]).

Defendant's challenge to the court's supplemental jury charge is waived because defense counsel expressly stated that, notwithstanding the concerns she had expressed in a prior colloquy, she was satisfied with the instruction as given. We decline to review defendant's present claim in the interest of justice. As an alternative holding, we find that the court provided a meaningful response to the jury's note.

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.

ENTERED: FEBRUARY 13, 2020

CLERK


Summaries of

People v. Capella

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York
Feb 13, 2020
2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 1017 (N.Y. App. Div. 2020)
Case details for

People v. Capella

Case Details

Full title:The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Anthony Capella,…

Court:Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York

Date published: Feb 13, 2020

Citations

2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 1017 (N.Y. App. Div. 2020)