Prosecutorial misconduct

Substantial rights not affected

Defendant challenged his conviction of first degree burglary and fifth degree assault, arguing, that he was entitled to a new trial because the prosecutor committed prejudicial misconduct.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals declined to determine whether any prosecutorial misconduct actually occurred because it concluded that the alleged prosecutorial misconduct did not affect defendant’s substantial rights as the evidence against defendant was strong.  Affirmed.

State v. Needham, A18-0247, Carlton County.

Criminal Defense Attorney Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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