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People v. Graves

NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT


March 11, 2010

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
v.
RANDALL GRAVES, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Richard D. Carruthers, J.), rendered December 3, 2008, convicting defendant, after a jury trial, of burglary in the third degree, and sentencing him, as a second felony offender, to a term of 2½ to 5 years, unanimously affirmed.

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.

Gonzalez, P.J., DeGrasse, Freedman, Manzanet-Daniels, RomÁn, JJ.

5271/07

The court properly exercised its discretion in denying defendant's mistrial motion, made on the basis of an isolated portion of the prosecutor's summation that allegedly made an improper statement of fact, since that comment was a permissible response to a corresponding portion of the defense summation (see generally People v Overlee, 236 AD2d 133 [1997]). Defendant's remaining challenges to the summation are unpreserved and we decline to review them in the interest of justice. As an alternative holding, we find no basis for reversal.

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.

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