It was okay to stop cross-examination if bird theft defendant refused to identify bird as one being in his possession

March 23, 2016

  • 410 Witnesses
  • 410III Examination
  • 410III(B) Cross-Examination
  • 410k268 Scope and Extent of Cross-Examination in General
  • 410k268(1) In General

03-23-16.jpgIn prosecution for theft of birds, there was no abuse of discretion in curtailing cross-examination as to markings on parrot which the Government brought into the courtroom, after it became clear that the witness could not, or would not, identify the bird as being one which had been in his possession.

U.S. v. Brown, 603 F.2d 1022 (C.A.1 (Mass.), 1979)