Follow Us

Facebooktwitterrss
≡ Menu

M. Corroboration rule

State v. David McAlister, Sr., 2018 WI 34, 4/17/18, affirming an unpublished court of appeals order, 2014AP2561; case activity A jury convicted McAlister in 2007 of three counts having to do with an attempted and a completed armed robbery. The state’s case was founded on the testimony of two men (Jefferson and Waters) who had… Read More

{ 1 comment }

State v. J.F.K., 2016AP941, District 3, 12/28/16 (1-judge opinion, ineligible for publication); case activity Fifteen-year-old J.F.K.  confessed to having sex twice with his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend. At the delinquency hearing, the State (1) played his video confession, (2) offered the testimony of a detective who said that police had referred the girlfriend to be charged for having sex with J.F.K., and… Read More

{ 1 comment }

State v. Esteban M. Gonzalez, 2010 WI App 104, reversed, 2011 WI 63, see: this post; for Gonzalez: Kristin Anne Hodorowski; BiC; Resp.; Reply Jury Instructions – Exposing Child to Harmful Materials The pattern instruction on exposing a child to harmful material, § 948.11(2)(a), accurately recites the elements, including scienter. ¶11 We agree with the trial… Read More

{ 0 comments }

State v. Edward Bannister, 2007 WI 86, 302 Wis. 2d 158, 734 N.W.2d 892, reversing 2006 WI App 136 Issue/Holding: Bannister’s confession to giving morphine to someone who died from an overdose of the substance was sufficiently corroborated to support his his conviction: ¶ 22 We first address whether the State satisfied the corroboration rule during the course of… Read More

{ 0 comments }