Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kansas Supreme Court reverses conviction because of judicial and prosecutorial misconduct is reporting that a Kansas man convicted of child molestation will get a new trial because of misconduct by the judge and the prosecutor. The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Sept. 3 that they each crossed the line during the trial of a defendant, who in 2008 was sentenced to 25 years to life for fondling an 8-year-old girl. The court found that the judge improperly questioned and encouraged the girl while she was testifying and that the prosecutor violated the defendant's right to remain silent in statements made during closing arguments. Go here for the full story.

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