USA v. Tyler

#Homicide #CriminalLaw #AppellateLaw04/14/20- Tyler was convicted by a federal jury of tampering with a witness by murder three times. The first two times, his convictions were overturned due to legal errors. After his third trial, the trial judge granted his Rule 29 motion and set aside the jury’s verdict because of a lack of effort. … Read more

State v. Bell

#GrandJury #CrimPro #Homicide #LesserIncluded Appellant was indicted first-degree murder. At the grand jury presentment, a grand juror asked multiple times if there were different degrees of murder. Nonetheless, the prosecutor did not offer any instruction on lesser included crimes, but rather sought to “clarify” the issue. After reviewing other jurisdictions’ responses to the same issue, … Read more