Watkins v. StateAnnotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree. Defendant was sentenced to serve concurrent terms of fifteen to thirty-five years in prison. Defendant appealed, asserting that the prosecutor invaded the province of the jury by telling the jurors how to deliberate in violation of his right to a fair trial. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Defendant’s claim that the prosecutor improperly told the jury what to think was without merit; and (2) thus, Defendant failed to establish prosecutorial misconduct, and the district court did not err in overruling Defendant's objection to the prosecutor’s rebuttal argument.