Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Hendrie, 805 N.Y.S.2d 464 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)
CrimeMurder
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial Year1998
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's improper comment during summation did not rise to level of due process violation warranting reversal: "During the prosecutor's summation, it was suggested that the jury must find that [a witness'] testimony was credible because defendant had not suggested any reason to disbelieve her account of the incident. . . We agree that the prosecutor's comment was error. Nevertheless, it was a brief, isolated comment and, in view of County Court's instructions to the jury concerning the burden of proof, we are unpersuaded that defendant's right to a fair trial was in any way compromised"
Determination Year2005
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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