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Reversal for ‘Opinion on Ultimate Issue’ (access required)

Allowing a firearms expert to testify about a BB gun may have been harmless error, but allowing the expert to testify on the ultimate issue in the case – whether defendant entered the bank while armed with a “deadly weapon” – was reversible error, and the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s convictions on this charge ...