Nebraska High Court: No Error In Exclusion Of Mental Condition Opinion
(March 7, 2016, 2:15 PM EST) -- LINCOLN, Neb. — A judge did not err in barring a psychologist’s opinion as to a defendant’s mental state when he killed his father and in finding sufficient evidence to support a first-degree murder conviction, the Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed March 4, holding that the expert failed to show a reliable methodology for retroactively diagnosing the defendant’s mental health (State of Nebraska v. Steven R. Braesch, No. S-14-1091, Neb. Sup.; 2016 Neb. LEXIS 32).