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Victim properly allowed to invoke Fifth Amendment (access required)

The trial court correctly allowed a malicious wounding victim to invoke her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination at appellant’s trial. Further, there was no error in allowing the prosecutor to introduce a transcript of the victim’s testimony at appellant’s preliminary examination. Overview The victim, Felton, is appellant Palmer’s wife. She was called to testify at Palmer’s trial ...