Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Convictions Reversed Due to PowerPoint Presentation

During Edward Glasmann's trial for assualt, kidnapping, attempted robbery, and obstruction, prosecutors showed a PowerPoint presentation as part of closing arguments.  Slides included Glasmann's booking photo, with the word "GUILTY" printed over Glasmann's face.

Last week, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington ovetturned Glasmann's convictions, finding that the PowerPoint amounted to prosecutorial misconduct, and was "flagrant and ill-intentioned."

Opinion here.

WSJ Law Blog

Tacoma News-Tribune

H/T: Legal Blog Watch