|Affiliation|| New York County Surpeme Court|
New York Supreme Court (former)
|Division|| Criminal Court|
Appellate Division (former)
|Actor||Helmar Augustus Cooper|
On a panel with fellow Judges Shawn McNamara, Harlan Newfield, Douglas Spivak, and Martha Kershaw)
- Denied the defense's motion to reverse the judge's ruling denying declaratory judgment on behalf of the jury on the basis that the New York State death penalty statute is unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment, specifically substantive due process.
- Denied the defense's motion to suppress the count of the votes and orders the ballots counted to see if Benton had motive.