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Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


SC19597 - State v. Miranda (Murder; "On appeal, the defendant claims that the trial court improperly, (1) failed to strike the testimony of a witness who claimed that guidance from God, rather than his own recollection, had led him to identify the perpetrator in a photographic array, after the court ruled, in the jury’s absence, that this testimony was inadmissible, and (2) permitted the victim’s mother to testify that she had heard that the defendant was connected to the victim’s disappearance. We conclude that the defendant waived his first claim and failed to preserve his second claim. Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.")