Appellate Court upholds conviction in Chinese restaurant deliveryman robbery

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KINGSTON – A Kingston man, who was convicted by an Ulster County Court jury in the March 2012 armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant deliveryman, had his conviction affirmed by the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court.
Khari Coley and an accomplice robbed the deliveryman while brandishing
what appeared to be a handgun. When questioned by police after his apprehension
on the night of the robbery, he admitted to the holdup. A BB gun was found
in the same closet in which he was found hiding.
Coley, a second felony offender, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of parole.
In the appeal, the Coley argued that the court’s ruling concerning the pretrial suppression of evidence was erroneous and that he was denied effective counsel.
The appellate court rejected those arguments.