Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

It may however be admissible for other purposes such

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Unformatted text preview: issibility to "demonstrate the fear" of D at the time of the incident, the court did not read the Rules as chancing the prior precedent under which certain acts of violence by the victim are admissible to corroborate defendant's position that he "reasonably feared he was in danger of imminent great bodily injury." o Rule 404(b): Other Crimes, Wrongs or Acts. Evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts is not admissible to prove the character of a person in order to show action in conformity therewith. It may, however, be admissible for other purposes, such as proof of motive, opportunity, intent, preparation, plan knowledge, identity, or absence of mistake or accident... If you ask me this seems to only apply to evidence dealing with the accused's character...but I guess I can see where the court is coming from Notes: Difference between how character evidence is admissible in assault cases versus homicide cases. Assault there is only one thing that can open the door to rebuttal evidence, o Victim i...
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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 at Austin.

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