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Evidence – Hearsay – Victim's Medical Bills (access required)

Regardless whether the shooting victim’s medical bills were inadmissible hearsay, any error in admitting the bills was harmless and defendant’s conviction is affirmed. The trial judge’s characterization of defendant’s offense during sentencing as “very mean-spirited and cowardly and ugly” shows ...

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Criminal – Rape – DNA Evidence (access required)

There was sufficient evidence to convict defendant of rape and related crimes where DNA analysis of semen obtained from the victim and defendant’s blood established a probability of 1 in 128 million that a black male other than defendant was ...

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