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PEOPLE STATE NEW YORK v. DONALD G. WOODS (10/31/68)

SUPREME COURT OF NEW YORK, APPELLATE DIVISION, FOURTH DEPARTMENT


October 31, 1968

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
v.
DONALD G. WOODS, APPELLANT

Appeal from judgment of Onondaga County Court convicting defendant of forgery, second degree and grand larceny, first degree.

Bastow, P. J., Williams, Goldman, Del Vecchio and Henry, JJ.

Memorandum: This case was tried prior to the decision of Stovall v. Denno (388 U. S. 293). The testimony of the three bank tellers relating to their police station identification of appellant was received without objection. We recognize that such proof "may be so unfair as to amount to a denial of due process of law." (People v. Ballot, 20 N.Y.2d 600, 606.) We conclude, however, that these witnesses had ample opportunity at the times the checks were cashed to observe defendant and that their courtroom testimony identifying him was not based on, or tainted by, the earlier identification at the police station (cf. People v. Brown, 20 N.Y.2d 238, 244; People v. Rivera, 22 N.Y.2d 453, 455).

Disposition

Judgment unanimously affirmed.

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