New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department
December 6, 2012
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
SCI 65774C/07 RESPONDENT,
JOSE SANTIAGO, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
People v Santiago
Decided on December 6, 2012
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., Sweeny, Richter, Roman, Clark, JJ.
Judgment, Supreme Court, Bronx County (George Villegas, J.), rendered August 17, 2009, convicting defendant, after a jury trial, of overdriving, torturing, and injuring animals (Agriculture and Markets Law § 353), and sentencing him to a conditional discharge, a $1000 fine, and 30 days of community service, unanimously affirmed.
The verdict was not against the weight of the evidence (see People v Danielson, 9 NY3d 342, 348-349 ). There is no basis for disturbing the jury's rejection of defendant's explanation of his reason for forcefully throwing his dog to the floor, causing injury.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: DECEMBER 6, 2012
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