Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Gayden, 975 N.Y.S.2d 295 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
CrimeMurder
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the failure to disclose the status of an essential prosecution witness as a paid informant constituted a Brady violation, requiring a reversal of defendant's conviction. "Here, defendant made a specific request for Brady material including agreements between the People and their witnesses, disclosure of whether any information was provided by an informant, and the substance of that informant's information. We conclude that “there exists a ‘reasonable possibility’ that [such material] would have changed the result of the proceedings.”
Determination Year2013
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkN/A