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Defendant could not ask about co-defendant’s sentence (access required)

Where the defendant in a murder case was allowed to cross-examine his co-defendant in order to show bias, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in prohibiting additional questions that would have revealed the sentence defendant was facing. Background In the course of appellant’s jury trial, the commonwealth called appellant’s co-defendant Johnson as a witness. Johnson ...