Case Detail
CitationState v. Prince, 250 P.3d 1145 (Ariz. 2011)
Pros. First NameCleve
Pros. Last NameLynch
Trial Year1998
BodySupreme court
OpinionThe Arizona Supreme Court held in the sentencing phase of a murder case that the prosecution made improper remarks but the misconduct did not amount to reversible error. "During the prosecutor's second penalty-phase closing argument, he stated, 'This guy's bad temper doesn't—is not mitigation that's sufficiently substantial to call for leniency. It should be aggravation. [Prince] should have learned not to be blowing his stack like that.' Although the prosecutor misstated the law regarding aggravation, see A.R.S. § 13–752(K) (stating the second penalty-phase jury shall not retry aggravation), the error was not fundamental."
Determination Year2011
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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