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Criminal – Murder – Firearm Use – Gang Membership (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s second-degree murder conviction because the trial court erred in refusing to allow defendant to question the jury pool about possible gang affiliations to assess bias, to cross-examine a prosecution witness about gang affiliation and from introducing evidence about the decedent’s gang affiliation to show his propensity for violence relevant ...