Propensity Evidence Introduced in Child Abuse Case

It may seem inherently unfair and unduly prejudicial for a judge to permit admission of propensity evidence from a prior event in a case to prove certain conduct in a pending case, however, if Evidence Code § 352 analysis is first performed, it can be admitted, as the following summary explains. In the following case involving two defendants and allegations of child abuse, the judge permitted admission of propensity evidence against one defendant as part of the defense of the other defendant to show he was not to blame. To read more about this unusual case, please click on the following link –

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