People v. Assad Cedeno


AD2 order dated January 15, 2014, affirming judgment of conviction. Decision below: 113 AD3d 695, 978 NYS2d 328. Smith, J., granted leave September 3, 2014. Argued February 9, 2016.
ISSUES PRESENTED: (1) Whether the trial court violated the Bruton rule by allowing in the codefendant’s redacted confession; whether the redaction would not have caused the jury to realize that the confession referred specifically to the defendant. (2) The admission of other-crimes evidence. (Assigned counsel: De Nice Powell and Lynn W.L. Fahey, Appellate Advocates, 111 John St., 9th Floor, NYC 10038.)