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CitationPeople v. Bartholomew, 963 N.Y.S.2d 630 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
CrimeNon-violent, other
Pros. First NameCyrus
Pros. Last NameVance
Trial Year2009
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor improperly cross-examined the defendant as to the fact that her boyfriend was a gang member with an extensive criminal history, improperly cross-examined the defendant as to her acceptance of public assistance while unemployed, and improperly asked the defendant to retrieve the phone number of her boyfriend's mother from her cell phone's memory. "The cumulative effect of these errors cannot be dismissed as harmless. The combined effects of these errors served to deprive defendant of her fundamental right to a fair trial and require reversal of the judgment."
Determination Year2013
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Inflammatory
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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