Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Ayala-Garcia, 574 F.3d 5 (1st Cir. 2009)
CrimeDrug crimes
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year2007
BodyAppeals court
OpinionDefendant received a new trial due to the prosecutor's use of remarks which intended to "inflame the jury's passions by depicting the defendants as dangerous men who needed to be put away for a long time." The Court stated: "Even if some of the challenged statements could be viewed in context as understandable, or even appropriate, there is no sugar-coating the prosecutor's wholly unjustified and inflammatory reference to the potential loss of thirty-one lives" (referring to the prosecutor claiming the seizure of 31 AK-47 rounds amounted to "31 lives saved").
Determination Year2009
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectVacate conviction or sentence
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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