West Headnote of the Day – August 17, 2010

August 17, 2010

West's Key 110 Criminal Law
West's Key 110XVII Evidence
West's Key 110XVII(L) Admissions
West's Key 110k405 Admissions by Accused
West's Key 110k406 In General
West's Key 110k406(1) k. In General.

110 Criminal LawStatement made by murder defendant, in response to being told that he had been seen shooting at victim and missing, that it could not have been him, because when he shoots a gun he doesn’t miss, was admissible as admission.
People v. Smallwood, 586 N.E.2d 636 (Ill. App. Ct. 1991)

Suggested by Kara Boucher, West Principal Attorney Editor