|9:30am||Tuesday, February 19, 2013|
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
Kawo Flah, Defendant and Appellant
|Appeal from:||South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County, Judge Bruce A. Romanick, 08-2012-CR-00767|
|Nature of Action:||Drugs/Contraband|
Appellant's Statement of the Issues:|
Is the following statement by the prosecutor in his closing argument improper: "Now ladies and gentlemen as the Judge stated , when weighing the credibility of witnesses you can take into account there interest in the outcome of the case. What do Officer Hocher and Detective Grensteiner have to gain? Nothing. They're still employed. They have no reason to lie about what was said or what wasn't said at that residence that night. Yes, the Defendant's girlfriend was charged and she pled. Detective Grensteiner also told you its very common for more that one person to use the same pipe and to be charged with using the same pipe. Who has an interest in the outcome of the case"?
Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
Whether the State's closing argument gave rise to obvious error?
Generated from Supreme Court Docket on 02/28/2013