In People v. Wayman (128 N.Y. 585) where a letter dealing with a collateral circumstance was improperly admitted, the court says (p. 588): "In view of these circumstances and the strength of the case against the defendants, we think the erroneous admission of Swartz's evidence, as to the contents of the letter, had no important effect upon the result of the trial, and authorizes us to decline to grant a new trial under the provisions of section 542 of the Code of Criminal Procedure for this reason."Summary of this case from People v. Dietz
Argued April 22, 1891
Decided June 9, 1891
George P. Coyne for appellant.
George W. Daggett for respondent.
RUGER, Ch. J., reads for affirmance.
All concur, except ANDREWS, J., not voting.