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State v. O’Dell, 576 A.2d 425 (R.I. 1990). On cross-examination of defendant accused of first-degree sexual assault, the state asked questions about a conversation between the complainant’s daughter and defendant that were far beyond the scope of direct. The state subsequently presented a rebuttal witness to impeach defendant’s credibility with testimony that was otherwise inadmissible. R.I.S.C. reversed and remanded.
State v. McDowell, 620 A.2d 94 (R.I. 1993). In a child molestation case with five complainants, the trial court refused to allow 404(b) testimony regarding uncharged acts with a sixth potential complainant. Prosecutor cross-examined defendant about the uncharged acts and then introduced rebuttal testimony through the potential complainant. R.I.S.C. reversed.
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