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Abuse of Discretion – Admission of Evidence

WI Court of Appeals – District I

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Juan Ramone Camacho

Case No.: 2020AP265-CR

Officials: Dugan, Graham and White, JJ.

Focus: Abuse of Discretion – Admission of Evidence

Juan Ramone Camacho appeals his judgment of conviction for second-degree sexual assault of a child. He argues that he is entitled to a new trial because the trial court erroneously admitted DNA test results including Camacho as a potential father of the child conceived by his fifteen-yearold niece and a related statistic indicating that it was 700 million times more likely that Camacho, instead of another unrelated male, was the father. We conclude that the trial court did not erroneously exercise its discretion in admitting this evidence, and we affirm.

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Derek A Hawkins is Corporate Counsel, at Salesforce.

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