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Lack of Independent Proof of Corpus Delicti

Jul 2, 2019

Criminal Law: Sex Crimes-Use of Propensity Evidence-Lack of Independent Proof of Corpus Delicti

Defendant was found guilty of committing sex crimes against a six-year old victim. On appeal, defendant challenged the use of propensity evidence without also presenting independent proof of the corpus delicti of the charged offenses. Where the corpus delicti rule only required evidence tending to prove the commission of the charged offenses corresponding with a […]

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