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CitationPeople v. Sheehan, 963 N.Y.S.2d 309 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
CrimeViolent, other
Pros. First NameRichard
Pros. Last NameBrown
Trial Year2011
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the trial court's instruction cured any prejudice resulting from the prosecutor's improper remarks in summation. "While we agree with the defendant that certain of the prosecutor's remarks during summation improperly denigrated defense counsel [citations omitted], we find that any prejudice that may have resulted from these remarks was alleviated when the trial court sustained the objections of the defendant and his codefendant and provided prompt curative instructions to the jury [citations omitted], directing that the jury disregard these remarks, and explaining why the remarks were improper."
Determination Year2013
Misconduct TypeTR: Impugning
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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