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Jaradat v. Williams, No. 09-3193

District court's denial of a petition for habeas relief by a defendant convicted of rape and kidnapping is affirmed as the physical evidence supporting a vaginal rape charge was sufficiently weighty that the prosecution's conduct, while highly inappropriate, did not have a substantial and injurious effect on the jury's verdict. 

Read Jaradat v. Williams, No. 09-3193

Appellate Information

Argued: November 17, 2009

Decided and Filed: January 14, 2010


Opinion by Circuit Judge  Merritt


For Appellant:  Kenneth J. Rexford, Kenneth J. Rexford & Co., LLC

For Appellee:   M. Scott Criss, Office of teh Ohio Attorney General