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15. State of mind

Review of an unpublished court of appeals opinion; case activity (including briefs) Issues (composed by On Point) Whether Nieves’s confrontation right was violated when the trial court permitted a witness to testify about a non-testifying co-defendant’s confession that, by implication, inculpated Nieves. Whether a surviving victim’s testimony that someone had told him Nieves was planning… Read More

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State v. Raymond L. Nieves, 2014AP1623-CR, 4/5/16, District 1 (recommended for publication, but not published); petition for review granted 9/13/16; case activity (including briefs). This case explores the line between Bruton v. U.S., 391 U.S. 123 (1968)(which holds that at a joint trial the confession of one defendant is inadmissible against the co-defendant unless the confessing… Read More

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State v. Anthony L. Prineas, 2012 WI App 2 (recommended for publication), reissued after initial decision withdrawn; for Prineas: Robert R. Henak; case activity; prior history: State v. Prineas, 2009 WI App 28, 316 Wis. 2d 414, 766 NW.2d 206 Evidence – Prior Inconsistent Statements  Evidence of complainant KAC’s statements made during an alleged sexual assault were… Read More

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§ 908.03(3), State of Mind

State v. Daniel H. Kutz, 2003 WI App 205, PFR filed 10/27/03 For Kutz: T. Christopher Kelly Issue: Whether statements made by the declarant to others describing various threats made by the defendant were admissible under the state-of-mind hearsay exception, § 908.03(3). Holding: ¶60                        Since there are no Wisconsin cases that have resolved this issue… Read More

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State v. Miguel Angel Santana-Lopez, 2000 WI App 122, 237 Wis.2d 332, 613 N.W.2d 918 For Santana-Lopez: Rex Anderegg Issue: Whether a sexual assault defendant’s pretrial offer to take a DNA test is relevant as consciousness of innocence. Holding: “(A)n offer to undergo DNA analysis [is] relevant to the state of mind of the person… Read More

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