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Prosecutor Faulted for Closing Argument (access required)

A defendant’s conviction of dogfighting is reversed because the prosecutor’s recitation during closing argument of defendant’s prior criminal charges that purportedly went unpunished was so prejudicial it required a mistrial, the Court of Appeals holds. Cross-examination Although the prosecution asked defendant’s wife on cross-examination if she was testifying in his favor because she was afraid of him, ...