Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Williams, 987 N.E.2d 260 (N.Y. 2013)
CrimeSex crimes
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial YearUKN
BodySupreme court
OpinionThe New York Court of Appeals held that the defendant was not denied a fair trial because of the prosecutor's improper questioning an expert witness. "We agree with defendant . . . that the expert's testimony exceeded permissible bounds when the prosecutor tailored the hypothetical questions to include facts concerning the abuse that occurred in this particular case. Such testimony went beyond explaining victim behavior that might be beyond the ken of a jury, and had the prejudicial effect of implying that the expert found the testimony of this particular complainant to be credible—even though the witness began his testimony claiming no knowledge of the case before the court."
Determination Year2013
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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