Docket No. 134473.

751 N.W.2d 408 (2008)

PEOPLE of the State of Michigan, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Junior Fred BLACKSTON, Defendant-Appellee.

Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided June 25, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael A. Cox, Attorney General, Thomas L. Casey, Solicitor General, Juris Kaps, Prosecuting Attorney, and Eric Restuccia, Assistant Attorney General, for the people.

Patrick K. Ehlmann, East Lansing, for the defendant.



At issue in this case is whether defendant is entitled to a new trial on the basis of his argument that two unavailable witnesses' written recantations were improperly excluded from defendant's second trial. A transcript of the witnesses' testimony from the first trial was admitted as evidence at the second trial and defendant sought to admit the recanting statements for purposes of impeachment. The Van Buren Circuit Court denied defendant...

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