THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK RESPONDENT v. LAQUANN MORGAN DEFENDANT APPELLANT

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT, v. LAQUANN MORGAN, DEFENDANT–APPELLANT.

KA 13–02074

Decided: June 19, 2015

PRESENT:  CENTRA, J.P., CARNI, LINDLEY, AND DEJOSEPH, JJ. THE LEGAL AID BUREAU OF BUFFALO, INC., BUFFALO (KAREN C. RUSSO–MCLAUGHLIN OF COUNSEL), FOR DEFENDANT–APPELLANT. FRANK A. SEDITA, III, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, BUFFALO (DANIEL J. PUNCH 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] ).   The record establishes that defendant knowingly, voluntarily, and intelligently waived his right to appeal (see generally People v. Lopez, 6 NY3d 248, 256), and that valid waiver encompasses his challenge to the severity of the sentence (see 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