Decided On : 5/10/2016
AD2 order dated June 25, 2014, reversing judgment of conviction and ordering a new trial. Decision below: 118 AD3d 1020, 990 NYS2d 214. Smith, J., granted leave to People December 16, 2014. To be argued March 24, 2016.
ISSUE PRESENTED: Whether trial counsel’s deficient preparation of an expert witness in forensic psychiatry constituted ineffective assistant of counsel. (Assigned counsel for defendant: Leila Hull & Lynn W.L. Fahey, Appellate Advocates, 111 John St., 9th Floor, NYC 10038.