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Battered spouse syndrome

Posted by John Rutkowski | Dec 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Battered-spouse syndrome evidence was not admissible where defendant claimed shooting was accident rather than self-defense. The Trial court did not err in excluding BSS evidence; even if trial court erred in excluding evidence, error was harmless because evidence had no bearing on whether defendant's husband was shot as result of intentional or accidental discharge of gun.

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Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-three years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits.


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