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Exclusion of Defendant’s Wife During Jury Selection Causes Reversal of Conviction

That pesky Constitution got in the way of a criminal conviction yet again in the case of People v. Torres a 2011 case out of Onandaga County in Upstate NY. Vincent Torres was convicted by a jury of burglary,sodomy and sexual abuse. Onondaga County Judge William Walsh barred the defendant’s wife from the courtroom for […]