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Lie in open court supported defense (access required)

A defendant who lied in open court, but maintained the lie should be ignored because it was not “material” to the pending charge, was found guilty of perjury. The lie was “material” because it provided additional support to his defense. Background Marcus Antwann Atkins was convicted at a bench trial of one count of felony perjury in ...