No Error In Permitting Testimony On Gang-Related Murder, Appeals Panel Finds

(December 2, 2015, 12:52 PM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — A trial judge did not err in allowing the introduction of evidence that a murder was gang-related, a Louisiana appeals panel ruled Nov. 25 (State of Louisiana v. Robert T. Gray, No. 2014-KA-1213, La. App., 4th Cir.; 2015 La. App. LEXIS 2396).

(Opinion available. Document #30-151211-035Z.)

The State of Louisiana charged Robert T. Gray with the June 1, 2011, second-degree murder of Robert Thomas. Before trial, the state filed a “Notice of State’s Intent to Introduce Evidence of Defendant’s Motive.” In that notice,...
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