RHODE ISLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE A Practice Manual – Suppressed Evidence Admissible on Cross

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RHODE ISLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE
A Practice Manual, 4th Edition
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CROSS-EXAMINATION

 

Suppressed Evidence Admissible on Cross

 

 

State v. Mattatal, 603 A.2d 1098 (R.I. 1992). Defendant was convicted of first-degree murder after a body was found in his kitchen. During cross, state impeached defendant on a tape that was previously suppressed on Fourth and Sixth Amendment grounds. The trial judge allowed the impeachment and R.I.S.C. affirmed.

  • Suppressed evidence may be used to impeach defendant’s direct testimony

 

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