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Jaradat v. Williams, 09-3193

District court's denial of a petition for habeas relief by a defendant convicted of rape and kidnapping is affirmed as the physical evidence supporting a vaginal rape charge was sufficiently weighty that the prosecution's conduct, while highly inappropriate, did not have a substantial and injurious effect on the jury's verdict.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/17/2009
  • Decided 01/14/2010
  • Published 01/14/2010

Judges

  • Before MERRITT, CLAY, and McKEAGUE, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Sixth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • ARGUED:Kenneth J. Rexford, Kenneth J. Rexford & Co., L.L.C., Lima, Ohio, for Appellant. M. Scott Criss, Office of the Ohio Attorney General, Columbus, Ohio, for Appellee. ON BRIEF:Kenneth J. Rexford, Kenneth J. Rexford & Co., L.L.C., Lima, Ohio, for Appellant. M. Scott Criss, Office of the Ohio Attorney General, Columbus, Ohio, for Appellee.