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Witness' record required under Brady motion (access required)

After a defendant's Brady motion, the prosecutor had to disclose a witness' criminal record indicating the witness might be a "jailhouse snitch" lacking credibility, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. Under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963), a prosecutor is required to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence. A defendant has a constitutional right to ...

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