Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Home / Opinion Digests / Criminal Law / Alleged witness conduct not grounds for mistrial (access required)

Alleged witness conduct not grounds for mistrial (access required)

A witness’s violation of the court’s sequestration order was not grounds for a mistrial because defendant was not prejudiced. Background Appellant Smith ate dinner with Laquita Ball and her son, 18-year-old Karon, and J.B., her minor daughter. After dinner, the children napped and Laquita went upstairs to take a shower. “Around 4:00 p.m., J.B. and Karon awoke to ...