Appeals Panel: Court Erred In Denying Appointment Of Expert In Child Porn Case

(February 5, 2016, 9:29 AM EST) -- DETROIT — A Michigan appeals panel on Feb. 2 ruled that a trial court abused its discretion by refusing to appoint a computer forensic expert in a child pornography case when the defendant presented information demonstrating that there is a connection between the facts of the case and the need for a defense expert (People of the State of Michigan v. Thomas Joseph Agar, No. 321243, Mich. App.; 2016 Mich. App. LEXIS 190).

(Unpublished opinion available. Document #30-160212-022Z.)

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