Case Detail
CitationState v. Gallardo, 242 P.3d 159 (Ariz. 2010)
CrimeMurder
StateAZ
Pros. First NameJuan
Pros. Last NameMartinez
FederalNo
Trial Year2005
BodySupreme court
OpinionThe Arizona Supreme Court held that the prosecution's repeated line of questioning after sustained objections did not amount to reversible error. "During cross examination, the prosecutor elicited testimony concerning the [defense expert witness'] fees and potential bias. During closing argument, the prosecutor characterized this testimony as an inconsistent statement, Gallardo objected to the argument as misleading, and the trial court sustained the objection. The prosecutor persisted with the line of argument and the trial court twice sustained further objections. . . . Although the repeated statements by the prosecutor were improper, Gallardo's objections were sustained and the trial court instructed the jury to “disregard questions ... that were withdrawn or to which objections were sustained.”
Determination YearUKN
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttps://www.courtlistener.com/ariz/5rNG/state-v-gallardo/?