CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the defendant’s perjury conviction should be reversed?
Defendant was convicted of perjury. She appealed. On appeal, she challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, failure of the prosecution to disclose impeachment evidence, and the introduction of inadmissible evidence. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the circumstances proved were consistent with only one conclusion: that defendant knowingly testified falsely at the omnibus hearing for her daughter’s boyfriend that the boyfriend was at her house on the night of an alleged assault. Affirmed.
State v. Mastin, A20-0822, Faribault County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.