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Bentley v. State of Delaware, 387, 2006

Defendant's convictions for first degree murder and weapons-related offenses are reversed and remanded for a new trial where the trial court's limitation of defendant's cross examination of a witness pursuant to her assertion of her Fifth Amendment privilege, without striking either part or all of her testimony from the record, created at least a substantial danger of prejudice to his right to a fair trial.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/11/2007
  • Published 06/12/2007

Judges

  • RIDGELY, Justice., Before STEELE, Chief Justice, HOLLAND, and RIDGELY, Justices.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Delaware

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Nicole M. Walker, Esq. (argued), Office of the Public Defender, Wilmington, Delaware, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • John Williams, Esq. (argued) and James T. Wakely, Esq., Department of Justice, Wilmington, Delaware, for Appellee.
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