• Connecticut Appellate Court
  • Gruendel, J.
At trial, the burden rests with the state to prove that joinder will not substantially prejudice a defendant and on appeal, the burden rests with the defendant to demonstrate, as stated in the 21012 Supreme Court case of State v. LaFleur, "that joinder was improper by proving substantial prejudice that could not be cured by the trial court's instructions to the jury…"