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Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


SC20539 - State v. Rivera (Murder, conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree; unlawful restraint in the first degree; unlawful discharge of a firearm; carrying a pistol or revolver without a permit ; “In the present appeal, the defendant claims that the Appellate Court incorrectly concluded that the trial court had not abused its discretion by (1) admitting an audio recording allegedly containing his confession into evidence, and (2) directing the jury to disregard portions of defense counsel’s closing argument relating to the absence of an in-court identification from one of the state’s witnesses. For the reasons that follow, we reject both of those claims and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the Appellate Court.”)