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Admission of Evidence – Expert Testimony

WI Court of Appeals – District III

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Kristine L. Buttke

Case No.: 2020AP1336-CR

Officials: Stark, P.J., Hruz and Nashold, JJ.

Focus: Admission of Evidence – Expert Testimony

Kristine Buttke appeals from a conviction for causing mental harm to a child. She challenges the admission of expert testimony opining that the punishment regime Buttke imposed on the victim caused him mental harm in a “psychological” or “clinical” sense. We conclude the circuit court properly exercised its discretion in admitting the expert testimony and therefore affirm.

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Derek A Hawkins is Corporate Counsel, at Salesforce.

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