People v. Bethea

Decision Date31 May 1983
Citation463 N.Y.S.2d 665,94 A.D.2d 982
PartiesPeople v. Bethea (Willie) NO. 407 E
CourtNew York Supreme Court — Appellate Division

2nd Dept.


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  • Delores B., Matter of
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court — Appellate Division
    • October 20, 1988
    ...since April 10, 1979. The Appellate Division, First Department affirmed his judgment of conviction (People v. Bethea, 94 A.D.2d 982, 463 N.Y.S.2d 665 (2nd Dept., 1983)) and the Court of Appeals denied leave to appeal (People v. Bethea, 60 N.Y.2d 589, 467 N.Y.S.2d 1035, 454 N.E.2d 13 (1983))......
  • Bethea v. Scully
    • United States
    • U.S. Court of Appeals — Second Circuit
    • November 19, 1987
    ... ... For reasons set forth below, we do not agree, and we affirm the decision of the district court ... I. Background ...         The facts leading to this appeal can be succinctly stated. In April 1979, a fire in a New York City apartment building killed two people: a 74-year-old woman and her two-year-old granddaughter. Willie Bethea was arrested two days later and indicted on two counts of felony murder based on his having committed arson in the fourth degree ...         Under New York law, a person is guilty of felony murder (one of the types of ... ...
  • People v. Bethea
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court — Appellate Division
    • December 12, 1994 the appellant for a writ of error coram nobis to vacate a determination of this court dated May 31, 1983 (People v. Bethea, 94 A.D.2d 982, 463 N.Y.S.2d 665), affirming a judgment of the Supreme Court, Kings County, rendered August 8, 1980, on the ground of ineffective assistance of appel......

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