Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Hopkins, 866 N.Y.S.2d 819 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)
CrimeSex crimes
StateNY
Pros. First NameJoseph
Pros. Last NameMcBride
FederalNo
Trial Year2005
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's references to the defendant as a “rapist” and “monster” did not deprive him of a fair trial. "While references to defendant as a 'rapist' and 'monster,' and descriptions of the time he spent with the victim as 'conjugal visits,' were clearly inappropriate, we cannot conclude, in light of the other evidence presented at trial, that such comments had any impact on the jury's deliberations or played any role in its final verdict [citation omitted]."
Determination Year2008
Misconduct TypeTR: Inflammatory
TR: Mischaracterizing
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://leagle.com/decision/In%20NYCO%2020081106174/PEOPLE%20v.%20HOPKINS