State v. Jackson

444 S.W.3d 554 (2014)

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State v. Jackson

Tennessee Supreme Court
444 S.W.3d 554 (2014)

Facts

Noura Jackson (defendant) was charged with murder. Jackson declined to testify at trial, invoking her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. During the closing argument of the prosecution (plaintiff), the prosecutor walked toward Jackson, faced her, and stated in a loud voice, “Just tell us where you were! That’s all we are asking, Noura!” Jackson moved for a mistrial. The trial judge denied the motion. Jackson was convicted, and the court of criminal appeals affirmed. Jackson appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Clark, J.)

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