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CitationPeople v. Edwards, 882 N.Y.S.2d 684 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009)
CrimeViolent, other
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year2007
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the defendant was not deprived of a fair trial by the effects of the prosecutor's improper comments on summation. "[W]hile some of the prosecutor's comments in his summation somewhat exceeded the bounds of permissible commentary, they were the subject of timely objections by counsel, which were sustained and followed by prompt curative instructions. Thus, while it is true that the jury heard the improper remarks, and the bell could not be unrung [citations omitted], under the circumstances, when considering the comments individually or cumulatively, the defendant was not denied a fair trial [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2009
Misconduct TypeTR: Other
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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