Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Watson, 171 F.3d 695 (D.C. Cir. 1999)
CrimeDrug crimes
StateDC
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year1995
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe prosecutor mischaracterized a defendant's witness' statement and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals deemed the corrective instructions insufficient. "We conclude that the standard jury instructions that the arguments of counsel and counsel's questions are not evidence were insufficient to mitigate the substantial prejudice arising from the prosecutors' misstatement of the evidence."
Determination Year1999
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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