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Criminal Practice – Evidence – Defendant’s Mental Conditions – Medical Diagnoses – Lay Testimony – Second-Degree Murder – Malice (access required)

Without providing notice of an insanity or diminished capacity defense, defendant – himself – sought to testify about his Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. The trial court properly found that such testimony was not relevant without the additional foundation or support of expert testimony. We find no ...

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