S.F. murder conviction overturned over prosecutor's claim


#1

sfgate.com/crime/article/S-F-murder-conviction-overturned-over-5122465.php


#2

Good. Prosecuters should not be allowed to persuade the jury with anything but the evidence.


#3

I’m an attorney, and have prosecuted state administrative cases.

Any sensible jury would easily have inferred that in a capital case the witness was taking a risk by coming forward; they didn’t need the prosecutor to make any obvious statements about it. I think the prosecutor pushed it too far - now I hope that a murderer isn’t free because of it.


#4

In my own uneducated opinion, they need to do another trial.


#5

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