SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
November 4, 2009
THE PEOPLE, ETC., RESPONDENT,
CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, APPELLANT.
Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Kings County (Dowling, J.), rendered May 25, 2007, convicting him of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, upon a jury verdict, and imposing sentence. The appeal brings up for review the denial, after a hearing, of that branch of the defendant's omnibus motion which was to suppress physical evidence.
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PETER B. SKELOS, J.P., ANITA R. FLORIO, RUTH C. BALKIN and JOHN M. LEVENTHAL, JJ.
(Ind. No. 3899/06)
DECISION & ORDER
ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.
The hearing court properly denied that branch of the defendant's omnibus motion which was to suppress physical evidence (see People v Blasich, 73 NY2d 673, 678; People v Martin, 28 AD3d 583, 584; People v Parris, 26 AD3d 393, 394). Further, the trial court correctly determined that a statement made by the defendant's brother before his death was not admissible as a dying declaration (see People v Nieves, 67 NY2d 125, 132; People v Becker, 215 NY 126, 145; People v Acomb, 87 AD2d 1, 10).
The defendant failed to preserve for appellate review his contention that certain comments made by the prosecutor during summation deprived him of a fair trial because he failed to object to the subject remarks (see CPL 470.05; People v Lanier, 53 AD3d 588, 589). In any event, the challenged remarks were fair comment on the evidence and responsive to defense counsel's summation (see People v Rudd, 62 AD3d 729, lv denied 12 NY3d 929; People v Capehart, 61 AD3d 885, 887, lv denied 13 NY3d 742).
SKELOS, J.P., FLORIO, BALKIN and LEVENTHAL, JJ., concur.
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