Rhyming Prosecutor

April 15, 2013

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XXIV Review
  • 110XXIV(Q) Harmless and Reversible Error
  • 110k1171 Arguments and Conduct of Counsel
  • 110k1171.6 k. Comments on Character or Conduct of Accused or Prosecutor.

110 Criminal LawProsecutor’s statement in closing argument referring to defendant as “lad,” which rhymes with “cad, sad, mad, and bad” was not so shocking and inflammatory that it could be said to have prejudiced jurors where defendant failed to object to remarks and jury imposed relatively light sentence.
Jones v. State, 453 P.2d 393 (Okl.Cr. 1969)