State v. Aponte

Citation247 Conn. 926,719 A.2d 1169
CourtSupreme Court of Connecticut
Decision Date22 October 1998
PartiesSTATE of Connecticut v. Nissa APONTE.

Lori Welch-Rubin, New Haven, in support of the petition.

Michele C. Lukban, Assistant State's Attorney, in opposition.

The defendant's petition for certification for appeal from the Appellate Court, 50 Conn.App. 114, 718 A.2d 36 (1998), is granted, limited to the following issues:

"1. Did the Appellate Court properly conclude that the actions of the prosecutor did not result in a denial of due process?

"2. Did the Appellate Court properly conclude that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the victim's testimony?"

The Supreme Court docket number is SC 16028.

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3 cases
  • State v. Aponte
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Connecticut
    • July 27, 1999
    ...114, 718 A.2d 36 (1998); the defendant successfully sought certification on two of the issues decided by that court.3State v. Aponte, 247 Conn. 926, 719 A.2d 1169 (1998). We conclude that the actions of the prosecutor in giving the victim a Barney4 doll prior to her testifying, along with t......
  • State v. James
    • United States
    • Appellate Court of Connecticut
    • June 29, 1999
    ......347, 355, 618 A.2d 513 (1993). .         After a finding that the evidence is relevant to the issue of motive or intent, the trial court must then decide whether the admission of that evidence is warranted because its probative value outweighs its prejudicial effect. State v. Aponte, 50 Conn. App. 114, 123, 718 A.2d 36, cert. granted, 247 Conn. 926, 719 A.2d 1169 (1998). Here, the trial court, in noting that the evidence was probative on the issue of motive, intent, and as to whether the shooting was accidental, concluded that it was not unduly prejudicial. We agree. The jury ......
  • State v. Bonsu
    • United States
    • Appellate Court of Connecticut
    • July 13, 1999
    ......the severity of the misconduct .. the frequency of the misconduct .. the centrality of the misconduct to the critical issues in the case .. the strength of the curative measures adopted .. and the strength of the state's case." (Citations omitted; internal quotation marks omitted.) State v. Aponte, 50 Conn. App. 114, 126, 718 A.2d 36, cert. granted on other grounds, 247 Conn 926, 719 A.2d 1169 (1998).         54 Conn. App. 240 We conclude that the defendant has failed to establish a violation of the trial court's order or prosecutorial misconduct sufficient to trigger Golding review. ......

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