Cite as: People v. Vincent Torres, (Appeal No. 1&2), No. 235, NYLJ 1202578954782, at *1 (Ct. of App., Decided November 20, 2012)

The People &c., Appellant

v.

Chief Judge Lippman and Judges Ciparick, Graffeo, Read, Smith and Pigott concur.

Decided: November 20, 2012

Submitted by Victoria M. White, for appellant.

Submitted by J. Scott Porter, for respondent.

 

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MEMORANDUM:

 

‌The orders of the Appellate Division should be affirmed.

Defendant adequately preserved the argument that the exclusion of his wife from the courtroom violated his right to a public trial (see People v. Alvarez, _NY3d_, 2012 NY Slip Op 07227, at *4 [2012]; see also People v. Caban, 14 NY3d 369, 373 [2010]). The closure of the courtroom during jury selection was not trivial (see People v. Martin, 16 NY3d 607, 613 [2011]).

On review of submissions pursuant to section 500.11 of the Rules, orders affirmed, in a memorandum. Chief Judge Lippman and Judges Ciparick, Graffeo, Read, Smith and Pigott concur.