Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Bull, 630 N.Y.S.2d 354 (N.Y. App. Div. 1995)
CrimeSex crimes
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year1992
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's summation impermissibly shifted burden of proof to defendant: "[T]he defendant's right to a fair trial was compromised by the prosecutor's summation, which contained comments impermissibly shifting the burden of proof to the defendant by implying that the jury would have to find that [the witness] had lied in order to acquit him, and by focusing on the defendant's inability to definitively prove that he was not infected with a sexually transmitted disease on the date he allegedly raped the complainants . . ."
Determination Year1995
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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