Eli Bergida

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The Court affirmed Defendant's conviction, holding that Defendant waived his Bruton challenge, and that any other errors were harmless and did not warrant reversal.

Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to commit burglary, attempted burglary while in possession of a firearm or deadly weapon, two counts of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon, and battery with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm. On appeal, Defendant argued that, under Bruton, his Confrontation Clause rights were violated when the district court admitted a codefendant's statements. The Court affirmed, holding (1) the that Defendant waived his Bruton argument; (2) although the district court abused its discretion by admitting certain testimony, the error did not warrant reversal; and (3) although there were multiple instances of prosecutorial misconduct, the cumulative errors did not warrant reversal.