State v. Huddleston

After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of premeditated first-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. On appeal, Defendant argued, among other things, that that two prosecutors who made arguments to the jury misstated the law by suggesting that premeditation could occur after a homicidal act. The Supreme Court affirmed the conviction, holding (1) although the prosecutors misstated the law, it was not reasonably probable that the prosecutors’ misstatements of law affected the outcome of the trial, and therefore, reversal of Defendant’s convictions was not warranted; and (2) the trial judge did not abuse his discretion when he admitted into evidence two jailhouse letters written by Defendant. View "State v. Huddleston" on Justia Law