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People v. Jenkins

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT


October 13, 2009

THE PEOPLE, ETC., RESPONDENT,
v.
FREDRICK JENKINS, APPELLANT.

Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the County Court, Nassau County (Donnino, J.), rendered December 13, 2007, convicting him of murder in the first degree, upon his plea of guilty, and imposing sentence. The appeal brings up for review the denial, after a hearing (Honorof, J.), pursuant to a stipulation in lieu of motions, of the suppression of physical evidence.

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.

STEVEN W. FISHER, J.P., JOSEPH COVELLO, DANIEL D. ANGIOLILLO & SHERI S. ROMAN, JJ.

(Ind. No. 403/07)

DECISION & ORDER

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.

The defendant did not establish standing to contest the police search of his cigarette butts which he discarded in the police precinct and from which his DNA was extracted (see People v Ramirez-Portoreal, 88 NY2d 99, 108). The defendant failed to demonstrate a legitimate expectation of privacy in the cigarette butts.

In any event, the People met their burden of demonstrating that the defendant abandoned the cigarette butts by voluntarily and intentionally discarding those items, an act constituting a waiver of any legitimate expectation of privacy (id. at 110).

FISHER, J.P., COVELLO, ANGIOLILLO and ROMAN, JJ., concur.

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