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Criminal Law Supreme Court Slip Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


SC20336 - State v. Streit ("In this appeal, we consider whether evidence that the victim had conducted Internet searches for dangerous weapons in the days preceding the altercation at issue is admissible in support of a criminal defendant’s claim of self-defense. … On appeal, the defendant claims that the trial court abused its discretion in determining that evidence that the victim had searched an Internet shopping site for weapons in the days leading up to the altercation in which the defendant fatally stabbed the victim was both irrelevant and not admissible as uncharged misconduct evidence under § 4-5 (c) of the Connecticut Code of Evidence. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.”)