Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Marzug, 721 N.Y.S.2d 220 (N.Y. App. Div. 2001)
CrimeMurder
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that prosecutorial misconduct during closing argument did not prejudice the defendant. "Defendant contends that the prosecutor improperly used his pretrial silence to impeach his testimony. The court sustained defendant's objections to the questions before defendant answered them, however, and thus alleviated any prejudice to defendant [citation omitted]. Defendant further contends that he was denied a fair trial by alleged instances of misconduct by the prosecutor on summation. With respect to the single instance of misconduct that is preserved for our review, the court sustained defendant's objection and gave curative instructions, thereby alleviating any possible prejudice."
Determination Year2001
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Other
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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