Nwakanma v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Miracle Nwakanma and Louis Francis were tried together by jury and convicted for the 2007 murder of Justin Brown, among other crimes. Both Nwakanma and Francis appealed. Nwakanma agued only that he was denied due process when the prosecution failed to reveal a deal with a material witness and to correct critical misstatements of fact during that witness’s testimony. Francis argued that the trial court erred when it failed to sever his trial from that of his co-defendants, when it limited his questioning of prospective jurors and refused to strike one of them, when it limited the scope of his cross-examination of a witness for the State, and when it admitted certain evidence at trial. Francis also claimed that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel. Upon review of the record and briefs, the Supreme Court saw no error, and affirmed.