Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Winters, 839 N.Y.S.2d 676 (N.Y. Co. Ct. 2007)
CrimeMurder
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial Year2007
BodyTrial court
OpinionThe New York County Court, Onondaga County, held that the prejudice that inured to the defendant from the grand jury being instructed that it could consider evidence of other crimes on the question of her guilt, and the grand jury being presented with evidence that prior deaths of her other two children were results of homicide, required dismissal of the indictment. "Putting aside the obvious prejudice that inured from the Grand Jurors being instructed that it could consider evidence of other crimes on the question of 'her guilt,' it is apparent from a full reading of the proceedings that the evidence of the homicides of the other two children was being offered to rebut illusory issues."
Determination Year2007
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Misstating
C/S EffectDismissal
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.leagle.com/decision/200779816Misc3d782_1688.xml/PEOPLE%20v.%20WINTERS