West Headnote of the Day – September 17, 2010

September 17, 2010

West's Key 110 Criminal Law
West's Key 110XXIV Review
West's Key 110XXIV(Q) Harmless and Reversible Error
West's Key 110k1168 Rulings as to Evidence in General
West's Key 110k1168(1) k. Prejudice to Rights of Accused in General.

110 Criminal LawWhere the homicide occurred at a dance, it was harmless error to admit testimony that defendant had said to a woman who declined to play for the dancers, “If you don’t play the fiddle, I won’t kiss you any more.”
Brittain v. State, 40 S.W. 297 (Tex. Crim. App. 1897)