Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Farmer, 583 F.3d 131 (2d Cir. 2009)
CrimeMurder
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionAttempted murder conviction was vacated due to the prosecution's repeated use of the defendant's gang nickname, "Murder", to prejudice the jury. "[T]he prosecutors, in their addresses to the jury, invited prejudice by repeatedly emphasizing Farmer's nickname in a manner designed to suggest that he was known by his associates as a murderer and that he acted in accordance with that propensity in carrying out the acts charged in the indictment. This abuse of Farmer's nickname entitles Farmer to a new trial..."
Determination Year2009
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Inflammatory
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-2nd-circuit/1498639.html