Prosecutor’s Campaigning During Trial Leads to Overturned Murder Conviction

An Arkansas man will be tried a fourth time for murder after the state’s high court on Thursday overturned his latest conviction because of the prosecutor’s campaign activities during trial, which it found to be an “abuse and exploitation of the judicial system.”

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Murder Trial

The Supreme Court of Nevada ordered a new trial for a man convicted of conspiring with a hitman to have his sixth wife murdered during a staged burglary and then murdering the hitman. The man was acquitted in a previous trial of murder charges for the death of his second wife and the trial court should not have admitted prior-bad-acts testimony from the prosecutor and others with knowledge of that previous trial.

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