Masked admission of guilt

August 4, 2014

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XVII Evidence
  • 110XVII(M)2 Hearsay
  • 110k410.11 Admissions by Party Opponent

08-04-14Evidence that at preliminary hearing accused asked witness “How do you know it was me when I had a handkerchief over my face?” was properly admitted at trial for robbery as an admission.

Nance v. U.S., 299 F.2d 122, (D.C. Dist. Ct. App. 1962)

Suggested by Patty Larson, Judicial Editorial Director, Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minn.