A Kings Grand Larceny Lawyer said that, this is an appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Kings County, rendered May 16, 1994, convicting him of robbery in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, and grand larceny in the fourth degree (two counts), upon separate jury verdicts, and imposing sentence. The appeal brings up for review the denial, after a hearing, of that branch of the defendant’s omnibus motion which was to suppress identification evidence.
A Kings Criminal Lawyer said that, under Kings County Indictment No. 3098/93, the defendant was charged with multiple crimes arising out of two separate incidents in which he allegedly robbed two different victims on different dates. On March 6, 1993, the defendant allegedly robbed the complainant at knifepoint (hereinafter the first incident), and on March 10, 1993, he allegedly robbed another complainant (hereinafter the second incident). A Kings Robbery Lawyer said that, with respect to the first incident, the defendant was charged with two counts of robbery in the first degree, and one count each of grand larceny in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. With respect to the second incident, he was charged with robbery in the first degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree. The court severed the counts relating to the first incident from the counts related to the second incident, and separate trials were held before different juries. After trial on the first incident, a jury found the defendant guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree. After trial on the second incident, a jury found the defendant guilty of robbery in the first degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree. On May 16, 1994, the court sentenced the defendant on all of the convictions arising out of both incidents.
The issue in this case is whether the court erred in convicting defendant of robbery in the first degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree, despite of the ground to suppress the evidence presented against him.
The affirmed the decision of the jury. The Court in deciding the case said that, with respect to the defendant’s convictions arising out of the first incident, the Supreme Court providently exercised its discretion in denying the defendant’s request, made after jury deliberations had commenced, to redact information from an exhibit introduced into evidence by the defense counsel and shown to the jury by him during cross-examination of one of the People’s witnesses. The defendant’s remaining contention with respect to the first incident is unpreserved for appellate review.
With respect to the second incident, the court said that defendant’s contention that the police lacked probable cause to arrest him is without merit. The complainant’s identification of him in a photographic array provided probable cause for his arrest. The court also rejects the defendant’s contention that the lineup from which the complainant identified him was unduly suggestive.
The District Attorney concedes that the verdict of guilty on the attempt to commit the crime of robbery in the first degree count, upon the facts in this case, necessarily required dismissal of the lesser included concurrent counts of possession of a weapon and larceny. The counts of robbery, possession of a weapon and attempted grand larceny on this record should have been submitted in the alternative. A verdict of guilty on the attempted robbery count entitled the defendant to a dismissal of the lesser counts submitted as inclusory concurrent counts.
Accordingly, the court ordered that the judgment is affirmed. The Court has examined the other points raised by appellant and finds them without merit. The credibility of the witnesses was for the jury. We are bound by the verdict which was not against the weight of the evidence.
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