PowerPoint Justice | The Marshall Project

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In addition to the cases discussed below the Washington Supreme Court in State v. Walker reverses a murder conviction based on prejudicial power point slides used in summation. A concurring opinion carefully analyses the prosecutor’s missteps. The court reverses on grounds of plain error because the defense attorney failed to object. – gwc
PowerPoint Justice | The Marshall Project
by Ken Armstrong
“In Washington state earlier this month, the state Supreme Court reversed a murder conviction based on shoddy work by the defense attorney who did not object to highly prejudicial elements of the prosecutor’s closing statement. The court also took the prosecutor to task for a PowerPoint presentation.The prosecutor had dressed up her closing argument to the jury with a series of slides, complete with “sound effects and animation,” the appellate court wrote.

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