People v. Coleman (2010) – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In People v. Coleman, 73 AD3d 1200, 1202, 903 N.Y.S.2d 431 (2d Dept. 2010), the Appellate Division, Second Department set forth a list of factors the Court should consider in determining the issue of "prior familiarity."

Such factors "include, but are not limited to, the number of times the victim viewed the defendant before the crime, the duration and nature of the encounters, the setting, the period of time over which the viewings occurred, the time elapsed between the crime and the viewings, and whether the victim and defendant had any conversations." Id.