Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

Other crimes may also be admissible where they are

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Unformatted text preview: ng drug debts at the time of a bank robbery, could admit evidence of the defendant's drug use to prove his motive to commit the bank robberies. Would be inadmissible though if they could not show that the accused did not have a significant drug habit or addiction and that he did not have the financial resources to support it. Other crimes may also be admissible where they are reflective and therefore probative of the D's motive. o Example Admissible. Court properly admitted evidence of the defendant's prior acts of violence toward his wife. These were probative of his feelings toward his wife and therefore were admissible to prove he murdered her. Motive = he hated her! Motive Government has two different kinds of motive evidence here.... o To eliminate a witness on charges of his drug use can only consider this on the issue of his possible motive...period. Not for any other purpose (i.e. that he committed this act). o He hated her can only consider this on the issue of possible motive..period. Pure hostility is highly probative of violence. A...
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