No. 36098-5-II.

199 P.3d 505 (2009)

STATE of Washington, Respondent, v. Kyle Cameron KNAPP, Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 2.

January 27, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kathryn A. Russell Selk, Russell Selk Law Office, Seattle, WA, for Appellant.

Kathleen Proctor, Pierce County Prosecuting Atty. Office, Tacoma, WA, for Respondent.


¶ 1 Kyle Cameron Knapp appeals his conviction for residential burglary. We hold that the State committed prosecutorial misconduct by commenting in its closing argument on Knapp's silence. We reverse and remand for a new trial.


¶ 2 On November 14, 2006, Darren Blakeslee noticed two suspicious men walking around his Tacoma neighborhood. The men were knocking door to door, sometimes scared off when dogs barked at them...

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