Prosecutorial Misconduct, Murder case Dropped, Georgia Supreme Court

State v. Monquez Jackson is a horrible prosecutorial misconduct case (for the DA). I have to simplify the facts but it boils down to this: This elected Dougherty County, Georgia District Attorney (not an Assistant DA), knowing he had a weak case, forced a mistrial by making an improper and misleading closing argument to the jury in a murder case. When the DA tried to retry the defendant for the murder, the trial judge said no he can’t because he, the elected DA, intentionally ruined the first trial. The defendant is therefore acquitted and goes free. The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s order barring retrial on double jeopardy grounds. Albany GA news article here.

Marietta, Cobb County, Metro Atlanta, Georgia, Criminal, Juvenile, and DUI Defense Attorney Bert W. Cohen, 321 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA 30060, Tel: 770-422-5101