People v. Marcucci, 5605

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Citation67 N.Y.S.3d 818 (Mem)
Decision Date01 February 2018
Parties The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Roberto MARCUCCI, Defendant–Appellant.
Docket NumberInd. 4021/10,5605

158 A.D.3d 434
67 N.Y.S.3d 818 (Mem)

The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent,
v.
Roberto MARCUCCI, Defendant–Appellant.

5605
Ind. 4021/10

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, New York.

ENTERED: FEBRUARY 1, 2018


Rosemary Herbert, Office of the Appellate Defender, New York (Eunice C. Lee of counsel), for appellant.

Darcel D. Clark, District Attorney, Bronx (Matthew B. White of counsel), for respondent.

Sweeny, J.P., Manzanet–Daniels, Webber, Kahn, Moulton, JJ.

Judgment, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Megan Tallmer, J.), rendered March 28, 2013, convicting defendant, after a jury trial, of assault in the second degree, and sentencing him to a term of seven years, unanimously reversed, on the law, and the matter remanded for a new trial.

As in cases such as People v. Velez, 131 A.D.3d 129, 13 N.Y.S.3d 354 [1st Dept. 2015] ), the court's charge failed to convey that an acquittal on the top count of attempted second-degree murder based on a finding of justification would preclude consideration of the remaining charges. We find that this error was not harmless and that it warrants reversal in the interest of justice (see e.g. People v. Kareem, 148 A.D.3d 550, 50 N.Y.S.3d 58 [1st Dept. 2017], lv dismissed 29 N.Y.3d 1033, 62 N.Y.S.3d 302, 84 N.E.3d 974 [2017] ). We have considered and rejected the People's arguments for affirmance.

67 N.Y.S.3d 819

Since we are ordering a new trial, we find it unnecessary to reach defendant's remaining contentions.

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  • People v. Wah, 8503
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • April 23, 2019
    ...122 [1st Dept. 2018], lv dismissed 32 N.Y.3d 1169, 97 N.Y.S.3d 628, 121 N.E.3d 255 [2018] ; People v. Marcucci , 158 A.D.3d 434, 67 N.Y.S.3d 818 [1st Dept. 2018], lv dismissed 31 N.Y.3d 1015, 78 N.Y.S.3d 285, 102 N.E.3d 1066 [2018] ; People v. Valentin , 154 A.D.3d 474, 61 N.Y.S.3d 479 [1st......
  • People v. Breckenridge, 6347
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • June 7, 2018
    ...was not harmless, suggesting that under certain facts any Velez error may be deemed harmless (see People v. Marcucci , 158 A.D.3d 434, 67 N.Y.S.3d 818 [1st Dept. 2018] ; People v. Valentin , 154 A.D.3d 474, 475, 61 N.Y.S.3d 479 [1st Dept. 2017] ; People v. Flores , 145 A.D.3d 568, 569, 41 N......
  • People v. Herrera, Appeal No. 12929
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • February 23, 2021
    ...412, 113 N.E.3d 468 [2018], lv denied 32 N.Y.3d 1169, 97 N.Y.S.3d 628, 121 N.E.3d 255 [2019] ; People v. Marcucci, 158 A.D.3d 434, 67 N.Y.S.3d 818 [1st Dept. 2018], lv dismissed 31 N.Y.3d 1015, 78 N.Y.S.3d 285, 102 N.E.3d 1066 [2018] ; People v. Daniels, 174 A.D.3d 955, 104 N.Y.S.3d 392 [3d......
3 cases
  • People v. Wah, 8503
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • April 23, 2019
    ...122 [1st Dept. 2018], lv dismissed 32 N.Y.3d 1169, 97 N.Y.S.3d 628, 121 N.E.3d 255 [2018] ; People v. Marcucci , 158 A.D.3d 434, 67 N.Y.S.3d 818 [1st Dept. 2018], lv dismissed 31 N.Y.3d 1015, 78 N.Y.S.3d 285, 102 N.E.3d 1066 [2018] ; People v. Valentin , 154 A.D.3d 474, 61 N.Y.S.3d 479 [1st......
  • People v. Breckenridge, 6347
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • June 7, 2018
    ...was not harmless, suggesting that under certain facts any Velez error may be deemed harmless (see People v. Marcucci , 158 A.D.3d 434, 67 N.Y.S.3d 818 [1st Dept. 2018] ; People v. Valentin , 154 A.D.3d 474, 475, 61 N.Y.S.3d 479 [1st Dept. 2017] ; People v. Flores , 145 A.D.3d 568, 569, 41 N......
  • People v. Herrera, Appeal No. 12929
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • February 23, 2021
    ...412, 113 N.E.3d 468 [2018], lv denied 32 N.Y.3d 1169, 97 N.Y.S.3d 628, 121 N.E.3d 255 [2019] ; People v. Marcucci, 158 A.D.3d 434, 67 N.Y.S.3d 818 [1st Dept. 2018], lv dismissed 31 N.Y.3d 1015, 78 N.Y.S.3d 285, 102 N.E.3d 1066 [2018] ; People v. Daniels, 174 A.D.3d 955, 104 N.Y.S.3d 392 [3d......

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