Panel: No Error In Use Of Testimony On Murder Defendant’s Demeanor
(August 4, 2016, 1:50 PM EDT) -- RALEIGH, N.C. — A trial judge did not err in allowing the admission of an investigator’s testimony concerning a man’s demeanor when questioned about a murder, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 2 (State of North Carolina v. Travis Lamont Daughtridge, No. COA15-1160, N.C. App.; 2016 N.C. App. LEXIS 805).
(Opinion available. Document #30-160812-019Z.)
The panel also found no prejudicial error in Judge Henry W. Hight Jr. of the Durham County, N.C., Superior Court permitting opinion testimony from a medical examiner that a victim’s...