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People v. Popal

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.
May 28, 2014
986 N.Y.S.2d 341 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014)

Opinion

2014-05-28

The PEOPLE, etc., respondent, v. Farid POPAL, also known as John Popal, appellant.

Farid Popal, named herein as Farid Papal, also known as John Popal, Alden, N.Y., appellant pro se. Richard A. Brown, District Attorney, Kew Gardens, N.Y. (John M. Castellano, Johnnette Traill, and Daniel Bresnahan of counsel), for respondent.


Farid Popal, named herein as Farid Papal, also known as John Popal, Alden, N.Y., appellant pro se. Richard A. Brown, District Attorney, Kew Gardens, N.Y. (John M. Castellano, Johnnette Traill, and Daniel Bresnahan of counsel), for respondent.

Appeal by the defendant pursuant to CPL 450.10(5) from an order of the Supreme Court, Queens County (McGann, J.), dated February 7, 2011, which denied, without a hearing, his motion pursuant to CPL 440.30(1–a) for forensic DNA testing of certain evidence.

ORDERED that the order is affirmed.

The Supreme Court properly denied, without a hearing, the defendant's motion pursuant to CPL 440.30(1–a) for DNA testing of a necklace found in the victim's motor vehicle since the defendant failed to show that there was a reasonable probability that the verdict, which resulted in a conviction of, among other crimes, murder in the second degree, would have been more favorable to him had DNA tests been performed ( see CPL 440.30[1–a]; People v. Perry, 89 A.D.3d 1114, 1115, 933 N.Y.S.2d 584;People v. Bolling, 65 A.D.3d 1054, 884 N.Y.S.2d 869;People v. Weay, 54 A.D.3d 695, 695, 862 N.Y.S.2d 802).

The defendant's remaining contentions are not properly before this Court. BALKIN, J.P., DICKERSON, CHAMBERS and HALL, JJ., concur.


Summaries of

People v. Popal

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.
May 28, 2014
986 N.Y.S.2d 341 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014)
Case details for

People v. Popal

Case Details

Full title:The PEOPLE, etc., respondent, v. Farid POPAL, also known as John Popal…

Court:Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.

Date published: May 28, 2014

Citations

986 N.Y.S.2d 341 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014)
117 A.D.3d 1087
2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 3868

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