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    Although Defendant Recorded the Codefendant Dousing the Homeless Man With Lighter Fluid and Setting Him on Fire, the Evidence Did Not Support the Conclusion Defendant Acted as an Accomplice; Conviction Reversed Upon a Weight of the Evidence Analysis

    The Second Department, reversing defendant’s conviction after a weight of the evidence analysis, determined the evidence did not support the conclusion defendant acted as an accomplice in the assault of a homeless man. The codefendant doused the homeless man with lighter fluid and set him on fire. The defendant said “Do that shit man” and recorded the incident on his phone for one minute before attempting put out the fire. People v. Fonerin, 2018 N.Y. Slip Op. 01480, Second Dept 3-7-18

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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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