Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Mannava, 565 F.3d 412 (7th Cir. 2009)
CrimeSex crimes
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year2006
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the rape conviction because the prosecutor tried to inflame the jury. "[B]y repeatedly accusing Mannava of intending rape, the prosecutor was undoubtedly trying to inflame the jury. The case was sufficiently close to make the trial judge's permitting such improper advocacy a reversible error."
Determination Year2009
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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