State v. Davis

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The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of ten charges, including two counts of intentional or knowing murder, holding that the trial court did not err by allowing the jury to consider certain identification testimony. On appeal, Defendant argued that the trial court erred in denying his motion in limine that sought to exclude the identification testimony because the out-of-court identification was produced by an impermissibly suggestive procedure, rendering the testimony unreliable. The Supreme Judicial Court held that the witness’s out-of-court identification was independently reliable, and therefore, the court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the identification testimony. View "State v. Davis" on Justia Law