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Sean is charged with having been one of two men who robbed the Shoreside Bar and its patrons at gunpoint at 11 P.M. on October 15, 2000. Sean calls his brother, Don, as a witness. Don will testify that Sean’s reputation in the community is of a “peace-loving gentlemen.”
Should this testimony be admitted or excluded? Why or why not?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Bill is charged with having been one of three men and a woman who robbed the Fireplace Bar and its patrons at gunpoint on October 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Bill’s next witness is his brother Curtis. He will testify that Bill’s reputation is that of “a gentleman who wouldn’t hurt a flea.” Should the testimony be admitted?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Tristan sued the Fast and Friendly Transit Co. and one of its drivers for damages resulting when Tommy Chang, a Fast and Friendly driver, ran over Tristan’s pet Dachsund. The complaint against Fast and Friendly alleged a negligent hiring theory. Tristan’s counsel offers evidence that one year before the accident, but two months after Chang was hired, the bus company instituted a policy requiring applicants for bus driving employment to pass a driving test before being hired.
Is this evidence admissible?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
At Mansons’ trial for first-degree burglary, the prosecutor offers evidence that will prove that Manson has committed two other burglaries in the preceding year. It is the prosecution’s theory that Manson committed all three burglaries in order to obtain money for his “crack” habit.
Should the court admit this evidence over Mansons’ objection?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Andy, a teenage boy, shot and killed a man he said tried to attack him as he was walking home from an all-night movie. Andy said a very tall man wearing high-heeled cowboy boots grabbed him and stuffed a blond wig into his mouth in an attempt to suffocate him. Andy pulled a .38-caliber pistol from his pocket and shot the man, later identified as “Bubba” Parker. He died of a chest wound. Police said Bubba, who was 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 200 pounds, was an ex-felon, twice convicted of aggravated assault.
Q. Assume for this question that “Bubba” had survived and he was the defendant in an attempted murder case, as part of the prosecution’s case-in-chief against “Bubba,” his ex-lover, Wanda, was called to testify that during their relationship “Bubba” beat her frequently, and once came after her with a wig. Should Wanda’s testimony be allowed?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.