New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
December 27, 2012
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
DAVID RODRIGUEZ, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
SYLLABUS BY THE COURT
Decided on December 27, 2012
People v Rodriguez
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Friedman, J.P., Acosta, Renwick, Richter, Roman, JJ.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Daniel McCullough, J.), entered on or about April 25, 2012, which adjudicated defendant a level three sexually violent offender pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law art 6-C), unanimously affirmed, without costs.
The court providently exercised its discretion in declining to grant defendant a downward departure (see People v Pettigrew, 14 NY3d 406, 409 ). The mitigating factors he cites were outweighed by the seriousness of the underlying sex crime, which resulted in the death of the victim, as well as by defendant's criminal history and his prison disciplinary infractions. Defendant has not established that his medical condition eliminates any significant risk of reoffense.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: DECEMBER 27, 2012
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