DETROIT (AP) – The Michigan Supreme Court has reinstated the murder convictions of a Detroit-area man, even though the trial started with jurors taking the wrong oath.
In a 5-2 decision Thursday, the court says the wrong oath did not affect the integrity of Brandon Cain’s trial in 2012.READ MORE: GM, Toyota, Target, and Others Say They Will Still Enforce Mask-Wearing In Texas
Cain was convicted of killing two women and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Abreeya Brown and Ashley Conaway were stuffed in a car trunk at gunpoint before they were killed.READ MORE: Volvo Announces All-Electric Lineup by 2030
As the trial was starting, a court clerk gave the wrong oath to jurors. They were given an oath that’s typically used when jurors are interviewed during the selection process.MORE NEWS: UAW Workers For Stellantis Expected to Get $8,000 in Bonuses
The error was discovered by attorney Kristina Dunne, who was scouring the trial transcript for issues that could be raised on appeal.
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