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People v. Zarvela

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Jan 17, 1995
622 N.Y.S.2d 465 (N.Y. App. Div. 1995)

Opinion

January 17, 1995

Appeal from the Supreme Court, Kings County (Starkey, J.).


Ordered that the judgment is affirmed.

The defendant contends that the admission of evidence of his involvement in the drug trade constituted reversible error. This contention is unpreserved for appellate review (see, CPL 470.05; People v. Medina, 53 N.Y.2d 951; People v. Scott, 197 A.D.2d 646). In any event, the trial court properly admitted evidence of the defendant's involvement with drugs to show motive (see, People v. Alvino, 71 N.Y.2d 233; People v. Vaughn, 209 A.D.2d 459; People v. Jackman, 188 A.D.2d 550; People v. Garcia, 173 A.D.2d 399) and to complete the narrative of events (see, People v Garcia, supra; People v. Clark, 167 A.D.2d 552; People v. Powell, 157 A.D.2d 524). This evidence was properly admitted, on the facts of this case, even though the defendant was not charged with a crime involving a controlled substance (see, People v. Clark, supra).

The defendant's remaining contentions are unpreserved for appellate review and, in any event, without merit. Mangano, P.J., Balletta, O'Brien and Hart, JJ., concur.


Summaries of

People v. Zarvela

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Jan 17, 1995
622 N.Y.S.2d 465 (N.Y. App. Div. 1995)
Case details for

People v. Zarvela

Case Details

Full title:THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Respondent, v. VICTOR ZARVELA…

Court:Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department

Date published: Jan 17, 1995

Citations

622 N.Y.S.2d 465 (N.Y. App. Div. 1995)
211 A.D.2d 690

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