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People v. Duenas – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In People v. Duenas, 98 NY2d 586, 780 N.E.2d 181, 750 N.Y.S.2d 580 (2002), the defendant lived with his 11 year-old brother.

The defendant purchased a gun illegally, and wrapped it in rags, put it "inside a stereo speaker hidden in a closet behind various items of clothing and bags." Id. at 590.

The defendant was unaware that his brother had looked through a crack in the bedroom door, and had seen the defendant "cleaning what appeared to be a gun." Id.

Several months later, defendant's brother, searched for "about an hour" and found the gun.

The defendant's brother and a friend then played with the gun. It accidentally discharged and killed the friend.

The Court of Appeals reversed the defendant's conviction for endangering the welfare of a child.