Wisconsin crime victims wouldn't have to testify against their attackers during the early stages of their cases under a Republican bill making its way through the Legislature.
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2010AP2154 State v. Prineas
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2010AP2154 State v. Prineas
Criminal Procedure Hearsay; ineffective assistance
Evidence Hearsay Jimmie Lee Higgins appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury found him guilty of second-degree sexual assault of a child. He argues that the trial court erred when it: (1) sustained the State’s hearsay objection to the admission of the victim’s statement to police that she was awakened the night […]
Evidence Other acts; hearsay; right to present defense Kevin Moore appeals his conviction for intentionally murdering his wife. He makes four separate arguments as to why his conviction should be overturned: 1) there was insufficient evidence to convict him, 2) the trial court erred in admitting evidence of his spending habits at a gentlemen’s club, […]
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