Wednesday, April 28, 2010

People v. Escudero (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2010)

Here's another one that I'll let speak for itself.

Defendant's charged with molesting a 7-year old. Is it unfairly prejudicial to introduce evidence that he allegedly assaulted two adult women in their 30s after they got drunk and fell asleep?

Nope. Not according to the Court of Appeal. Molesting a 7-year old and assaulting an intoxicated adult are sufficiently "similar" and do not unfairly prejudice the defendant.