Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Wilson, 135 F.3d 291 (4th Cir. 1998)
CrimeDrug crimes
StateNC
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for the defendant's drug charges because the prosecutor had asserted during closing arguments that the defendant had also murdered someone. It was "a deliberate, calculated decision to assert facts not in evidence in order to divert the jury from the real issues in the case."
Determination Year1998
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Inflammatory
C/S EffectVacate conviction or sentence
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/Published/955581.P.pdf