Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Totesau, 977 N.Y.S.2d 364 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
CrimeViolent, other
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial Year2011
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the defendant was not deprived of a fair trial by prosecutor's improper remarks during the opening statement and the summation. "[W]hile some of the comments would have been better left unsaid, the defendant was not deprived of a fair trial thereby, and any other error in this regard was harmless in light of the overwhelming evidence of the defendant's guilt, and the fact that there is no significant probability that the comments contributed to the defendant's conviction [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2013
Misconduct TypeTR: Other
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://leagle.com/decision/In%20NYCO%2020131226327.xml/PEOPLE%20v.%20TOTESAU