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Expert excluded in dead body case (access required)

The court will grant the prosecution’s motion in limine to exclude opinion testimony from defendant’s expert because it is speculative and therefore is inadmissible. Overview “[T]he alleged facts include [defendant] Shaw having cleaned the body with bleach, cleaned the decedent’s ...

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Sufficient evidence to convict on theft offenses (access required)

Sufficient evidence supports appellant’s convictions of petit larceny, burglary, and conspiracy to commit burglary. Overview After a theft victim’s home security service alerted him that his security camera was disconnected, the victim reviewed previous footage on his cell phone. It ...

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Sufficient evidence supports unlawful wounding verdict (access required)

The trial court correctly found the commonwealth’s evidence credible in convicting appellant of unlawful wounding. Appellant’s testimony conflicted with the physical evidence. Argument on appeal Appellant “Freeman does not contest that he engaged in a physical altercation with Fuller. Rather, ...

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No evidence of constructive possession of contraband (access required)

Appellant’s convictions for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon are overturned. The commonwealth lacked evidence that appellant had been in the house on the day police executed a search warrant and discovered ...

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