Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Beeks, 266 F.3d 880 (8th Cir. 2001)
CrimeDrug crimes
StateIA
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year2000
BodyAppeals court
OpinionDefendant was granted a new trial after the prosecutor asked a defense witness about the defendant's criminal history, even though he had been instructed not to. The prosecutor's questions were made to "waft unwarranted innuendo into the jury box." They were "even more egregious because the prosecutor had been told to avoid any such references."
Determination Year2001
Misconduct TypePT: Evidence
TR: Inadmissible
C/S EffectRemand for retrial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://openjurist.org/266/f3d/880/united-states-of-america-v-babatunde-nathaniel-beeks