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CitationPeople v. Cordero, 972 N.Y.S.2d 787 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
CrimeSex crimes
Pros. First NameFrank
Pros. Last NameSedita
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's improper comments, including reference to the victim's stuffed animal, were not so egregious as to deprive the defendant of a fair trial. "To the extent that the prosecutor during summation referred to the victim's stuffed animal, i.e., a 'little green frog,' and commented that the victim stood up to testify with all the 'might of a 45[-]pound boy' and that 'the law recognizes that children make the best victims,' we conclude that such conduct, although improper, was not so egregious as to deprive defendant of a fair trial [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2013
Misconduct TypeTR: Inflammatory
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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