People v. Yusuf Sparks


AD1 order dated October 15, 2015, affirming judgment of conviction. Decision below: 132 AD3d 513, 17 NYS3d 423. Pigott, J., granted leave December 23, 2015.
ISSUES PRESENTED: (1)Whether the trial court erred in refusing to submit defendant’s justification defense to the jury on the grounds of no “reasonable view.” (2) The court’s mid-trial change in its Sandoval ruling. (Assigned counsel: Andrew Dalack & Robert S. Dean, Center for Appellate Litigation, 120 Wall Street, 28th Floor, NYC 10005.)