- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Supreme Court has suspended a former veteran prosecutor for professional misconduct in the trial of a man who was sentenced to death for a 2010 drug-related killing outside a Dover bowling alley.

The court this week suspended former deputy attorney general R. David Favata for six months and a day and said he would have to establish his rehabilitation before he can practice law again.

The Supreme Court in January overturned the conviction and death sentence of Isaiah McCoy because of errors by the trial judge and Favata’s “pervasive” unprofessional conduct. That conduct included vouching for a prosecution witness, lying to the court, and making disparaging and threatening remarks intended to be overheard by McCoy, who was representing himself.

The attorney general’s office had no comment on the suspension of Favata, who retired in March

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