Prosecutorial misconduct case to resume Feb 23

first_imgPeople interested in the outcome of a hearing involving a convicted felon who alleges prosecutorial misconduct will have to wait a few months.Clark County Superior Court Judge Robert Lewis, who heard testimony in a hearing for Dino Constance on Wednesday and Thursday, said at the end of the day Thursday that the hearing will resume Feb. 23.That was the earliest day that would work for everyone.Lewis had hoped to finish the hearing in two days, but a key witness, defense attorney Brian Walker, was not available because he was in trial. Another witness didn’t show up until Thursday, and one witness who did take the stand Wednesday was excused in the middle of his testimony because he felt ill.In 2008, Constance was convicted by a jury of trying to solicit four men to kill or assault his ex-wife. He was sentenced to 53 years in prison. His conviction was upheld by the state Court of Appeals; the state Supreme Court declined review.Constance has said he wasn’t really trying to hire a hit man and he was just blowing off steam during the conversations he had with two cell mates, at different times, and a father and son who roomed with him for three months. All four men testified at his 2008 trial.One of Constance’s persistent allegations has been that Prosecutor Tony Golik, who handled Constance’s case as a deputy prosecutor in the office’s major crimes unit, withheld evidence from Walker, who was Constance’s trial attorney. Constance also alleges that Walker did not provide adequate representation.last_img

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