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Admission of “Grim Reaper” moniker was harmless (access required)

The court of appeals found that Appellant Montrio Santos Neville’s nickname, “Grim Reaper,” was not harmfully introduced at his trial for murder and heroin distribution because (1) he was not convicted for murder, and (2) sufficient other evidence supported his distribution conviction. Lyle McMurtray, a DEA informant who was scheduled to testify in the upcoming narcotics ...