Kentucky High Court Finds No Error In Expert Testimony On Paternity Probability Test

(February 22, 2016, 1:33 PM EST) -- FRANKFORT, Ky. — There was no error in allowing an expert to testify about the probability of paternity based on a statistical method, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Feb. 18, also finding that the expert did not “invade the province” of the jury by instructing it on how to consider the evidence when it convicted a man on two counts of rape of a minor (Alfred Ivey, Jr. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, No. 2014-SC000345, Ky. Sup.; 2016 Ky. LEXIS 2).

(Opinion available. Document #30-160311-010Z.)

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