Case Detail
CitationState v. Speer, 212 P.3d 787 (Ariz. 2009)
Pros. First NameJeannette
Pros. Last NameGallagher
Trial Year2007
BodySupreme court
OpinionThe Arizona Supreme Court found prosecutor misconduct in a murder trial but ruled harmless error. "Outside the presence of the judge and jury but in earshot of Speer, the prosecutor told a female defense attorney to be careful about contracting gonorrhea from Speer. . . .Whatever her motivations, the prosecutor's statement was entirely unprofessional." The Court concluded the misconduct was insufficient to vacate the conviction: "The prosecutor made at least one unprofessional comment outside the presence of the jury. . . . [T]his statement alone does not warrant a new trial, nor does the record demonstrate other persistent and pervasive misconduct."
Determination Year2009
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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