NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
March 10, 2009
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
ANTHONY AMITRANO, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Roger S. Hayes, J.), rendered May 3, 2007, convicting defendant, after a jury trial, of assault in the third degree, and sentencing him to a term of 6 months, unanimously affirmed. The matter is remitted to Supreme Court, New York County, for further proceedings pursuant to CPL 460.50(5).
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Mazzarelli, J.P., Saxe, Nardelli, DeGrasse, Freedman, JJ.
The verdict was based on legally sufficient evidence and was not against the weight of the evidence (see People v Danielson, 9 NY3d 342, 348-349 ). There was ample evidence to establish defendant's role in attacking the victim.
The court provided suitable remedies for the People's loss of certain police reports (see People v Martinez, 71 NY2d 937, 940 ). The court's adverse inference charge conveyed the proper standards, including the permissive nature of such an inference (see People v Brister, 239 AD2d 513 , lv denied 90 NY2d 938 ).
We perceive no basis for reducing the sentence.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
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