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Criminal Law Supreme Court Slip Opinion

by Booth, George


SC20273 - State v.Carey ("The defendant, Alanna R. Carey, appeals from the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the trial court's judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of murder in violation of General Statutes ยง 53a-54a (a). On appeal, the defendant claims that the Appellate Court incorrectly concluded that any error relating to the admission of testimony from a witness called during the state's case on rebuttal, Mark Manganello, was harmless. Specifically, the defendant claims that Manganello's testimony fatally undermined her theory of self-defense and that, as a result, it likely had a substantial effect on the jury's verdict. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the Appellate Court.")