Criminal Procedure keyed to Weinreb
Doyle v. Ohio
The Petitioners, Doyle and Wood (the “Petitioners”) were arrested for selling ten pounds of marijuana to an informant. The Petitioners were convicted in separate trials based on the same evidence. The Petitioners were arrested and mirandized. The defense’s cross-examination of the arresting officers concentrated mostly on how the arresting officers could not see the actual transaction. Both Doyle and Wood took the stand and admitted almost everything about the state’s respective case, but, who sold marijuana to whom. The Petitioners alleged that the informant framed them and that he was the one who was selling the marijuana. The Petitioners testimony was problematic for the prosecution, so during cross-examination, for impeachment purposes, the respective prosecutors asked the Petitioners why they did not tell the frame up story to the arresting officers. Defense counsel objected to the prosecutors’ questions.
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