Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Chapin, 265 A.D.2d 738, 697 N.Y.S.2d 713 (1999)
CrimeSex crimes
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial Year1998
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's closing remarks characterizing the defendant as 'predator' did not violate right to fair trial: "Although the remarks characterizing defendant as a 'predator' were inappropriate, the conduct was not so egregious to warrant reversal in light of the totality of the evidence and County Court's provision of curative instructions."
Determination Year1999
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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