CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, November 12, 2010

“Happy Birthday, Dear Murder Victim”

Eugene Volokh at The Volokh Conspiracy notes this recent Georgia Supreme Court case addressing the propriety of a prosecutor's producing a birthday cake and singing "Happy Birthday" to the child victim in a murder case. All the justices agreed that the performance was improper, but the majority concluded that defense counsel's failure to object was a "strategic decision" that precluded reversal.

| Permalink


Post a comment