Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

Frank evidence concerning the accused in a criminal

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Unformatted text preview: defense lawyer asks in every case because it seems suspicious if you don't; ask in most cases but then ask in a couple of cases is there something wrong with this particularly defendant. So criminal defense attorneys ask in every case seems pointless to have to ask for notice, waste of time. UNITED STATES v. FRANK [Evidence Concerning the Accused in a Criminal Case: Other Crimes, Wrongs, or Acts Admissible for a Non-Character Purpose: Other acts admitted to show MOTIVE FRE 404(b)] Facts/Procedural Posture: Frank alleged to have been a drug dealer accused of having kidnapped his former girlfriend, Price, transported her across state lines, and killed her by setting fire to her car after locking her in the truck. Government argues that Frank killed Price because he feared that she was cooperating with police and was about to tell them where he kept his "stash" of drugs. Government maintains that Price's murder represented the final event in a long history of domestic violence. Government seeks to offer evidence (under 404(b)) of Fran's dr...
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2008 for the course N 483 taught by Professor Wellborn during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas.

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