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Sexual assault and other sex offenses

Violence Against Women; Rape; Serious Physical Injury

The appellant, after being sentenced to life in prison, brought four claims of error on appeal. He claimed the trial court improperly allowed a nurse to testify to a doctor’s notes; that the trial court erred by not granting a directed verdict on the third rape charge; that palpable error occurred when testimony prohibited by Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 532.055(2)(a) was entered into evidence; and that palpable error occurred when a probation officer did not fully inform the jury about probation eligibility in relation to the sex offender treatment program (SOTP) requirements.

lstep2 Mon, 10/11/2021 - 08:09 pm

Appeal of Admission of Prejudicial Photo Evidence and Conviction of other Felonies

The appellant was convicted of, among other things, first-degree assault and first-degree unlawful imprisonment of his girlfriend. On appeal, the appellant contended that the trial court erred by: 1) admitting unduly prejudicial photos and 2) denying his requested instruction on imperfect self-defense. Finding no reversible error, the Court affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court.

Motion to Amend Due to Lack of Evidence of Alleged Sexual Assault lstep2 Thu, 07/23/2020 - 11:16 am
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