Monday, October 21, 2013

What does the prosecution have to share with defendants?

According to the rules of professional conduct, prosecutors have an ethical duty to share information with the defendant that might possibly be exculpatory - in other words, the evidence could prove that the defendant didn't do the charged crime.
But apparently this is news to prosecutors in North Carolina, who are defending their decision not to turn over exculpatory evidence for a man who spent 17 years in prison. Article here.

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