Case Detail
CitationState v. Prince, 250 P.3d 1145 (Ariz. 2011)
CrimeMurder
StateAZ
Pros. First NameCleve
Pros. Last NameLynch
FederalNo
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
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttps://www.courtlistener.com/ariz/5rNk/state-v-prince/