WA Court of Appeals at Div. II: Murder trial went A-ok
How do you do a headline for a murder trial with so many issues all affirmed? You don't.
Anyhow, a few meth-heads decided they were going to take advantage of a guy. They took his generators and pawned them. They had him wire money under false pretenses. They went to his trailer later and robbed him. They were found in Vegas with his parking permit, checks, and a whole slew of other things that generally people don't just hand you.
There is your usual slew of things: failure to sever the trials, etc. No error there because the defenses weren't inconsistent. At best, one was just more aggressive than the other, which doesn't amount to inconsistent.
The thing that struck me here was the prosecutor putting up a picture of one of the defendant's with the word guilty on it. Poor form, for sure. The court held it was not prejudicial error. Which, I can't really blame them for. This case is not borderline enough that the one instance of a sustained objection and the picture being removed would have done anything to sway the jury any less from sending them up the river.
But come on, a disabled parking permit?