Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Weatherspoon, 410 F.3d 1142 (9th Cir. 2005)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateNV
Pros. First NameDarin
Pros. Last NameLaHood
FederalYes
Trial Year2003
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the defendant's conviction stating, "we conclude that prosecutorial misconduct was clearly involved, both (1) because the prosecutor vouched for the credibility of witnesses and (2) because he also made arguments designed to encourage the jury to convict in order to alleviate social problems."
Determination Year2005
Misconduct TypeTR: Inflammatory
TR: Vouching
C/S EffectRemand for retrial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1421750.html