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    Duct Tape Used to Silence and Restrain the Victim Was a Dangerous Instrument Within the Meaning of the Robbery First Statute; Kidnapping Based Upon the Restraint of the Victim Did Not Merge With Robbery; Dissent Disagreed

    The Second Department affirmed, over a dissent, defendant's robbery and kidnapping convictions. The robbery first degree conviction was premised upon the use of duct tape over the victim's mouth and around the victim's wrists as constituting a dangerous instrument capable of inflicting serious injury. The kidnapping conviction was premised upon the restraint of the victim with duct tape. The dissent argued the tape was not a dangerous instrument and, under the facts, kidnapping merged with the robbery. People v. Williams, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 07758, Second Dept 11-8-17

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    New York appellate courts release, on average, between 150 and 200 decisions per week. The CasePrepPlus service summarizes the most significant decisions, which include substantive discussions of the facts and the law, into one-paragraph summaries, which are prefaced by succinct headings, allowing the reader to quickly decide whether a case is of interest. Each summary is linked to the full decision. Keeping up with the decisions released the week before, a process which could easily take an individual attorney numerous hours every week, takes only minutes with CasePrepPlus.

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