SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
February 17, 2009
THE PEOPLE, ETC., RESPONDENT,
ZARHIAH RICHEY, APPELLANT.
Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Kings County (Tomei, J.), rendered March 1, 2007, convicting her of assault in the third degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree (two counts), after a non-jury trial, and imposing sentence.
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.
ANITA R. FLORIO, J.P., JOSEPH COVELLO, RUTH C. BALKIN & JOHN M. LEVENTHAL, JJ.
(Ind. No. 1646/06)
DECISION & ORDER
ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.
In fulfilling our responsibility to conduct an independent review of the weight of the evidence (see CPL 470.15; People v Danielson, 9 NY3d 342), we nevertheless accord great deference to the fact finder's opportunity to view the witnesses, hear the testimony, and observe demeanor (see People v Mateo, 2 NY3d 383, 410, cert denied 542 US 946; People v Bleakley, 69 NY2d 490, 495). Upon reviewing the record here, we are satisfied that the verdict of guilt was not against the weight of the evidence (see People v Romero, 7 NY3d 633).
FLORIO, J.P., COVELLO, BALKIN and LEVENTHAL, JJ., concur.
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