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CitationPeople v. Burroughs, 721 N.Y.S.2d 213 (N.Y. App. Div. 2001)
CrimeNon-violent, other
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's comments that the defendant “needs a strong message” were improper but such comments were not so egregious as to deny the defendant fair trial. "We agree with defendant that the prosecutor's comments that defendant 'needs a strong message' were improper [citations omitted]. Although Supreme Court should have sustained the objection to those comments and issued prompt curative instructions [citation omitted], we nevertheless conclude that those comments were not so egregious that they denied defendant a fair trial [citation omitted]."
Determination Year2001
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Inflammatory
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedNo
Sanction TypeUKN
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