Delaware prosecutor suspended for professional misconduct
(AP) – The Delaware Supreme Court has suspended a 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 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 earlier this year 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 Favata’s suspension.