THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK RESPONDENT v. UDA HIDALGO DEFENDANT APPELLANT

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, New York.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT, v. UDA HIDALGO, DEFENDANT–APPELLANT.

KA 12–00702

Decided: February 14, 2014

PRESENT:  SCUDDER, P.J., FAHEY, PERADOTTO, CARNI, AND VALENTINO, JJ. THE LEGAL AID BUREAU OF BUFFALO, INC., BUFFALO (BARBARA J. DAVIES OF COUNSEL), FOR DEFENDANT–APPELLANT. FRANK A. SEDITA, III, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, BUFFALO (DONNA A. MILLING OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENT.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.

Memorandum:  Defendant appeals from a judgment convicting him upon his plea of guilty of manslaughter in the first degree (Penal Law § 125.20[1] ).   Contrary to defendant's contention, the record establishes that he knowingly, voluntarily and intelligently waived the right to appeal (see generally People v. Lopez, 6 NY3d 248, 256), and that valid waiver forecloses any challenge by defendant to the severity of the sentence (see id. at 255;  see generally People v. Lococo, 92 N.Y.2d 825, 827;  People v. Hidalgo, 91 N.Y.2d 733, 737).

Frances E. Cafarell

Clerk of the Court