Don’t tease the monkey

September 26, 2014

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  • 28k74(4) Admissibility of Evidence

09-26-14In suit to recover for injuries sustained by six-year-old child who was allegedly bitten by neighbor’s woolly monkey, the trial court properly admitted evidence that the child had on previous occasions teased the monkey; such evidence was probative in determining whether there was provocation.

Whitefield v. Stewart, 577 P.2d 1295, (Okla., 1978)