Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Tidwell, 207 A.D.2d 957, 617 N.Y.S.2d 76 (N.Y. App. Div. 1994)
CrimeMurder
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the defendant was not deprived of a fair trial due to prosecutor misconduct. "Although the prosecutor twice referred to the defense approach as a 'smoke screen', those references were isolated and do not constitute such a pervasive pattern of misconduct that reversal is warranted [citations omitted]."
Determination Year1994
Misconduct TypeTR: Impugning
TR: Inadmissible
TR: Inflammatory
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://leagle.com/decision/19941164207AD2d957_1425/PEOPLE%20v.%20TIDWELL