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Victim’s recollection of assault wasn’t based on therapy (access required)

Although a defendant was not aware that the victim had undergone Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy until after his trial was completed, he was not entitled to a new trial based on after-discovered evidence because the victim had been ...

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Confession by defendant on pain medication not coerced (access required)

Police officers did not coerce a defendant’s confession when they arrested him immediately upon his discharge from the hospital and began their questioning shortly after he had taken pain medication. Background On Dec. 27, 2015, Andre Marquise Harris was admitted ...

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Victim to be retried over threats to attorney, detective (access required)

A crime victim who assisted the commonwealth in the criminal prosecution against his assailant will himself be retried for making threats against the assistant commonwealth’s attorney and a police detective. The question is whether his purpose in making the threat ...

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Drugs in driver’s system supports involuntary manslaughter conviction (access required)

A conviction for aggravated involuntary manslaughter was upheld, as it was based on the presence of multiple drugs in the defendant’s system and his admission, after initially denying that he had consumed alcohol or drugs, that he had received a ...

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