US v. RODRIGUEZ, 99-10982
The government may not argue that the jury should infer a defendant's guilt directly from his post-arrest silence, and where the prosecutor argues that the silence is the "most important evidence" on the issue of intent, the error is not harmless.
- Decided 07/30/2001
- Published 07/30/2001
- DENNIS, Circuit Judge:, Before SMITH and DENNIS, Circuit Judges, and ROETTGER, District Judge.
- United States Fifth Circuit
- For Appellees:
- Delonia Anita Watson (argued), Fort Worth, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Peter Michael Fleury, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Fort Worth, TX, for Defendant-Appellant.