- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 18, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Supreme Court is set to decide if murder charges should once again be brought against a man whose constitutional rights were determined to have been violated.

The News Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that prosecutors have asked the court to overturn a lower court’s dismissal of murder charges against 23-year-old Jacquez Robinson.

Robinson was charged in the 2014 slaying of 19-year-old Malik Watson. He was later indicted in several crimes tied to a Wilmington street gang.

Superior Court Judge Andrea Rocanelli dismissed the murder charges in May. Rocanelli found that prosecutors seized confidential attorney-client communications from Robinson’s cell without a warrant just before his July 2017 trial.

Prosecutors argue inmates have no reasonable expectation of privacy and the search didn’t hurt Robinson’s ability to get a fair trial.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com


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