11-12-09 STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. UCHE ADIM
We consider deviations from the model jury instructions on further deliberations approved in State v. Czachor, 82 N.J. 392, 400 (1980) and adopted in Model Jury Charge (Criminal), Final Charge: Further Jury Deliberations at 24 (2004) and conclude that a judge may not outline the evidence in delivering that supplemental charge. We also address the State's privilege to withhold the identity of a citizen who provides information about the concealment of evidence of a crime and conclude that the State is not required to establish an ongoing arrangement with the informer in order to invoke the privilege provided in N.J.R.E. 516.
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