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People v. Jones

Supreme Court of New York, Second Department

May 29, 2013

The People of the State of New York, respondent,
v.
Shanon Jones, appellant. Ind. No. 2753/09

Stefani Goldin, Mineola, N.Y., for appellant.

Kathleen M. Rice, District Attorney, Mineola, N.Y. (Yael V. Levy and Victoria Rosner of counsel), for respondent.

DANIEL D. ANGIOLILLO, J.P. L. PRISCILLA HALL SHERI S. ROMAN SYLVIA HINDS-RADIX, JJ.

DECISION & ORDER

Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the County Court, Nassau County (Carter, J.), rendered July 13, 2010, convicting him of burglary in the first degree (two counts), burglary in the second degree, and assault in the second degree, upon a jury verdict, and imposing sentence.

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.

Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the prosecution (see People v Contes, 60 N.Y.2d 620), we find that it was legally sufficient to establish the defendant's guilt of burglary in the second degree (see Penal Law § 140.25[1][d]) and burglary in the first degree under count two of the indictment (see Penal Law § 140.30[2]) beyond a reasonable doubt. Moreover, upon our independent review pursuant to CPL 470.15(5), we are satisfied that the verdict of guilt as to those crimes was not against the weight of the evidence (see People v Danielson, 9 N.Y.3d 342; People v Romero, 7 N.Y.3d 633). Contrary to the defendant's contention, the evidence was sufficient to establish the element of displaying what appeared to be a handgun during the course of the crime (see People v Barrett, 247 A.D.2d 626, 626-627; People v Moore, 134 A.D.2d 530, 531), and to establish that, with respect to count two of the indictment, the complainant sustained a "[p]hysical injury" within the meaning of Penal Law § 10.00(9) (see People v Louis, 99 A.D.3d 725, 726; People v Rahman, 84 A.D.3d 1119, 1120; People v Brown, 243 A.D.2d 749, 749-750; People v Miller, 146 A.D.2d 809, 810; cf. People v Oquendo, 134 A.D.2d 203, 203-204).

ANGIOLILLO, J.P., HALL, ROMAN and HINDS-RADIX, JJ., concur.


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