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Expert ‘Side-Switching’ on Insanity Allowed (access required)

The “side-switching” doctrine does not bar a court-appointed psychologist who initially said defendant was insane at the time he abducted his family at gunpoint, from revising her findings and later testifying for the prosecution; the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of abduction and use of a firearm. Defendant argues the side-switching doctrine barred Dr. Alana ...

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