People v Lamar Means

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People v Means 2005 NY Slip Op 05617 [19 AD3d 708] June 27, 2005 Appellate Division, Second Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. As corrected through Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The People of the State of New York, Respondent,
Lamar Means, Appellant.


Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Kings County (Lott, J.), rendered November 28, 2001, convicting him of murder in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, upon a jury verdict, and imposing sentence.

Ordered that the judgment is affirmed.

To the extent that it was error not to admit into evidence a scratch note made by an Assistant District Attorney, the error was harmless in light of the overwhelming evidence of guilt, including testimony by a police officer who witnessed the crimes.

The sentence imposed was not excessive (see People v Suitte, 90 AD2d 80 [1982]). S. Miller, J.P., Krausman, Fisher and Lifson, JJ., concur.