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People v. Rivers

NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT


January 22, 2009

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
v.
KENNETH RIVERS, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (James A. Yates, J. at CPL article 730 proceedings; Ronald A. Zweibel, J. at jury trial and sentence), rendered July 14, 2004, convicting defendant of robbery in the second degree, and sentencing him, as a second felony offender, to a term of 15 years, unanimously reversed, on the law, and the matter remanded to Supreme Court, New York County for a new trial.

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Mazzarelli, J.P., Saxe, Nardelli, Catterson, JJ.

3191/03

The matter was remanded to Supreme Court, New York County for a hearing as to whether defendant was an incapacitated person at the time of his trial (44 AD3d 391 [2007]), and the People failed to reconstruct defendant's competency at the time of his trial as per order of Supreme Court, New York County (Gregory Carro, J.), entered on or about October 15, 2008. Accordingly, the conviction must be vacated.

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

20090122

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