4DCA: Error to Prevent Strikes for Cause and to Limit Playback of Testimony

JURORS: A trial judge reversibly errs by denying strikes for cause of two prospective jurors based on statements raising doubts as to their impartiality where both questioned the validity of false confession allegations.

TESTIMONY PLAYBACK: A trial court reversibly errs by limiting playback of a victim’s recorded testimony to the first twenty minutes without playing cross-examination as well because the first portion of the testimony solely supported the State’s case.

Rentas v. State, 4D16-533 (Fla. 4th DCA Jan. 10, 2018)


Palm Beach Co.

Valarie Linnen, Esq. Criminal, Civil, and Administrative Appeals
Postconviction Relief
PO Box 330339, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
PO Box 200, Chippewa Lake, MI 49320

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