State v. Williams

The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, and one count of attempted second-degree murder, holding that any alleged errors, whether separate or cumulative, were harmless. On appeal, Defendant argued that the district court erred by allowing the State to depose a material witness before trial, admitting a redacted transcript of the deposition at trial, and admitting evidence that, one week before the murders, Defendant had pointed a gun at two of the victims and threatened to kill everybody in the apartment. The Supreme Court held that Defendant failed to demonstrate a reasonable possibility that any of the alleged errors substantially affected the verdict, and therefore, Defendant was not entitled to a new trial. View "State v. Williams" on Justia Law

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