Example of a Case in Which Prosecutor Called the Defendant a "Liar"
In Craig v. State, 510 So. 2d 857, 865 (Fla. 1987), the Supreme Court of Florida stated that when the prosecutor called the defendant a "liar" it was "somewhat intemperate."
However, this Court also stated that when it can be understood that the name "liar" is made in reference to that person's testimony, then the prosecutor is merely submitting to the jury a conclusion he has drawn from the evidence. Id.
It is only when, viewed in the totality of the case, the prosecutor's comments drift far afield from the evidence adduced at trial that they may constitute fundamental error. Lugo v. State, 845 So. 2d at 101(Fla. 2003),