Where a defendant in an unlawful-use-of-a-weapon case challenged his conviction, the trial court erred by allowing the state during voir dire to present the facts of the case in explicit detail and by allowing the state to ask bias-injecting questions, and the defendant suffered prejudice as a result, so the matter is reversed and remanded for a new trial.
Judgment is reversed and remanded.
State v. Celian (MLW No. 74591/Case No. ED107197 – 11 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, James M. Dowd, J.) Appealed from circuit court, St. Charles County, House, J. (Katharine P. Curry for appellant) (Evan J. Buchheim for respondent).