Criminal Practice – Murder – Evidence – Prior Conviction – Manslaughter – Surrounding Circumstances – Prejudicial ErrorState v. Flood Although defendant’s New Jersey conviction of a 1994 manslaughter was properly admitted, evidence of the circumstances surrounding the 1994 shooting should have been excluded. The only remarkable similarities between the 1994 manslaughter and the 2007 shooting at issue were that both victims were prone and both were shot in the head.
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Published: June 22, 2012
Time posted: 8:47 am
Tags: Criminal Practice, evidence, Manslaughter, murder, Prejudicial Error, Prior Conviction, surrounding circumstances