Appeals court affirms conviction in Kingston shooting

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KINGSTON – The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a former Kingston man involved in a shooting in the Rondout Gardens Apartments complex in Kingston.
The incident occurred on January 13, 2013. Following a verbal altercation with another man in the apartment complex, that person threw a stick at Lawrence Wright’s  car, damaging the side mirror. Wright then pulled a gun and fired out of the driver’s window.
Wright, who was a second felony offender, was sentenced on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon to 10 years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision.
On appeal, Weight argued that his convictions were against the weight of the evidence and that the court’s instruction to the jury with respect to one of the gun possession charges was incorrect as a matter of law.
The court rejected each of his contentions.