NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FOURTH DEPARTMENT
December 30, 2009
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
RAYMOND T. TOWNSEND, APPELLANT.
Appeal from a judgment of the Niagara County Court (Sara S. Sperrazza, J.), rendered August 13, 2007. The judgment convicted defendant, upon his plea of guilty, of manslaughter in the first degree.
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
As corrected through Wednesday, February 10, 2010
It is hereby ordered that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.
We affirm for reasons stated in the decision at County Court dated May 22, 2007. We add only that, to the extent that the contention of defendant that he was denied effective assistance of counsel survives the plea (see People v Santos, 37 AD3d 1141 , lv denied 8 NY3d 950 ), it is without merit (see generally People v Ford, 86 NY2d 397, 404 ).
Present---Hurlbutt, J.P., Fahey, Peradotto, Green and Gorski, JJ.
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