The state’s highest court has overturned the conviction of a Bethel man who was sentenced in 2010 to six years behind bars for allegedly molesting an 8-year-old girl.
While it’s still unknown whether the defendant, Michael Maguire, will be retried, the case will likely be remembered most for why the court threw out the conviction in the first place—prosecutorial misconduct. The state Supreme Court justices took particular exception to Danbury assistant state’s attorney Sharmese Hodge’s closing argument.
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