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Mistrial where witness testified about similar crime

A defendant accused of raping his nine-year-old niece was entitled to a mistrial when a witness referred to a similar crime committed by the defendant on the first day of trial, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled.

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY

A defendant claiming a Double Jeopardy violation is not entitled to federal habeas relief where a state court’s application of federal law was not unreasonable. See “Court rejects Double Jeopardy claim” U.S. Supreme Court. Renico v. Lett, No. 09-338.  May ...

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