Swett v. State

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The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court allowing the State to present testimony about an altercation Defendant had in jail while awaiting trial on charges of aggravated child abuse, holding that the district court abused its discretion in admitting the evidence but that Defendant was not prejudiced by the error. After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty aggravated child abuse. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court abused its discretion when it admitted evidence of the jail incident under Wyo. R. Evid. 404(b). The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the admission of the evidence violated Rule 404(b); but (2) there was no reasonably probability that the verdict would have been different if the jail incident had not been admitted into evidence. View "Swett v. State" on Justia Law

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