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Daniel D was indicted along with five other individuals for the murder in the first degree of George Simon. All of the defendants were acquitted of the murder charge but Mr. D was ultimately convicted of assault with intent to kill. For this conviction, he received a sentence of 5 to 10 years. Following his conviction, evidence surfaced that lead to an indictment of Mr. Di Lapo on several counts of burglary in the first degree and attempted robbery in the first degree. On the advice of his defense attorney, Mr. D plead guilty to one count of attempted robbery in the first degree. The Erie County Court sentenced him to a term of 5 to 15 years, to be served consecutively with his previous sentence. Later, this sentence was reduced to 5 to 11 years but was still required to be served consecutively. Mr. D appealed the sentence to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. The Appellate Division subsequently affirmed the trial court’s decision unanimously.

The case then proceeded to the New York State Court of Appeals. The Court was asked to consider whether the elements of the alleged Robbery and the elements of the first degree attempted assault similar enough to prevent the defendant from receiving a double punishment as prescribed under New York law.

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On January 17, 2003, a man was found guilty by the County Court of Chenango County of murdering his wife. His motion to have this decision vacated, or set aside, was rejected without a hearing.

Let’s review the facts of the case. According to reports, a car accident occurred at the Guilford Lake in Chenango County on April 3, 2002. When the Sheriff’s Department rushed to the scene, they found a man standing at the top of an embankment and saw the taillights of a car submerged in the lake. When they interviewed the man, he said that his wife was driving when a deer ran into the road. She swerved and the car plunged into the lake. Her body was later found at the bottom of the lake, beside the car.

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A source tells of a case in Albany County where the judges came up with different decisions because of their differing perspectives on how double jeopardy applied to a situation.

David M was charged with 1st degree criminal robbery and put on trial. According to our expert, 1st degree robbery is robbery using a deadly weapon. During the trial, there was no evidence to prove that M was armed with the knife that he allegedly used. Therefore, he appealed to the Court to drop the charge. The Court did not. However, it said that it would open to the jury the possibility that M was guilty only of 2nd degree and 3rd degree robbery. These are lesser offenses with lighter sentences. The jury however still could not decide if M was guilty of these.

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Robbery cases can seriously harm a lot of innocent people to the point of even having their lives be put at risk. And this is all because of utmost selfishness and the wicked ways that some people resolve to doing even if it puts them into the most desperate and most extreme measures. An expert takes into consideration the case which involves George S. He was convicted of a crime which involves murder of a 20 year old female who died of major injuries as her purse was snatched in a moving train.

It was further investigated by the expert who also studied the case that George intentionally wanted to rob the said victim. The whole story start with the victim by the name of Regina G leaving her home to buy a present for her brother’s birthday. It was the very same morning that S also met with his friend Samaniego by the subway. S said that George told him about his plans of snatching someone uptown. In short, it all led to a terrible tragedy with George snatching the purse of Regina which eventually caused the worse accident of having her legs passed over by a train. Her pelvic bones and legs were crushed that she instantly died after 11 days.

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