Defense counsel invited prosecutor to refer to defendant as “representative of Satan” during closing arguments.

April 21, 2011

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110 Criminal LawAny error in prosecutor’s comment during closing argument, that defendant was the “representative of Satan,” was invited by defense counsel’s comments during closing that whoever killed victim was “some representative of Lucifer or Satan.”
Fahy v. Horn, 516 F.3d 169 (3d Cir. 2008)

Suggested by John Wesley Hall; Criminal Defense Attorney and Author, West’s® Trial Handbook for Arkansas Lawyers; Little Rock, AR