Case Detail
CitationState v. Velazquez, 166 P.3d 91(Ariz. 2007)
CrimeMurder
StateAZ
Pros. First NameJeannette
Pros. Last NameGallagher
FederalNo
Trial Year2004
BodySupreme court
OpinionThe Arizona Supreme Court held that proscecutorial misconduct in a murder trial was insufficient to constitute fundamental error. The prosecution had baselessly implied unethical conduct of the defendant's expert witness: "These comments were improper because the prosecutor lacked evidentiary support for her attack on [the expert witness's] anticipated testimony. Indeed, the prosecutor acknowledged in her opening statement that the State had not yet interviewed this expert and did not 'really' know what he was going to say."
Determination Year2007
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttps://www.courtlistener.com/ariz/5rQD/state-v-velazquez/