Defendant's drug-related murder conviction is affirmed where there was sufficient evidence demonstrating that defendant induced his drug associates to participate in the victim's murder through promises to forgive drug-related debts and to engage in future drug transactions.
Argued: September 21, 2009
Decided: November 5, 2009
Opinion by Judge Raggi
James E. Neuman and David Stern, New York, NY
David Bitkower and Emily Berger, Assistant United States Attorneys, Brooklyn, NY