Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Rosado-Rosario, No. 97-049 (JAF), 1998 WL 28273 (D.P.R. Jan. 15, 1998)
CrimeMurder
StateAL
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year1997
BodyTrial court
OpinionThe prosecution was required to turn over details of their witnesses prior to trial so that the defense could use the information to persuade the jury not to seek the death penalty, and the prosecution failed to comply. "The Assistant's actions were improper and approached the nature of contempt, and this court will sanction such behavior by striking the notice of intent to seek the death penalty and treating this prosecution as an ordinary felony case, with no recourse to seek the death penalty upon conviction."
Determination YearUKN
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectBar evidence
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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