Improper Firearms Expert Testimony = Partial Reversal

The following summary of a recent Sixth Appellate District court decision exemplifies the adage that someone should never give up. Defense counsel objected to the admission of certain expert testimony about bullet casings as not meeting the Kelley-Frye standard for admissibility of scientific evidence, but the trial court judge overruled the objection and allowed admission of certain expert testimony. Defendant was then convicted. On appeal, the appellate court reversed, holding that the trial court judge failed to perform her gatekeeping function on such evidence. To read more about this case, please click on the following link –

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