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Criminal – Evidence – Cross-Exam – Jury & Jurors – Competency – Schizophrenia – Reversal (access required)

Where the prosecutor, while cross-examining defendant during his drug conspiracy trial, held and repeatedly referred to a statement purportedly given by defendant's wife, who had asserted her marital privilege against testifying against defendant, this cross-examination was reversible error. There were numerous deficiencies with this cross-examination. We do not know, short of accepting the prosecutor's word on ...

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