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Strangulation reference in autopsy was harmless (access required)

A court sidestepped the question of whether the trial court should have redacted the phrase “Status Post Assault/Manual Strangulation” from an autopsy report, in a case where the defendant was charged with strangulation, finding the inclusion was harmless when considering the weight of other testimony supporting the jury’s verdict. Background Michal Hudson was convicted by a jury ...