No. CV-95-0539-PR.

185 Ariz. 560 (1996)

917 P.2d 703

David STAPLEFORD, Petitioner, v. Honorable Margaret HOUGHTON, Judge of the Superior Court for the State of Arizona, in and for the County of Pima, Respondent, and The STATE of Arizona, Stephen D. Neely, Pima County Attorney, Real Party in Interest.

Supreme Court of Arizona.

May 30, 1996.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Hirsh, Davis & Piccarreta, P.C. By David Bjorgaard, Tucson, for Petitioner.

Stephen D. Neely By Louis M. Spivack, Tucson, for Real Party in Interest.


MOELLER, Justice.


While in prison, defendant and his cellmate, Corso, fought, resulting in aggravated assault charges against defendant. Defendant's attorneys sought a pretrial interview of Corso, but the prosecution, perhaps acting at Corso's request, denied the interview, claiming that Corso was entitled to victim status under the Victim's Bill of Rights, Ariz. Const. art. II, §...

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