North Carolina High Court: No Error In Exclusion Of Testimony In Murder Case

(June 14, 2016, 10:26 AM EDT) -- RALEIGH, N.C. — A trial judge did not abuse his discretion in excluding expert testimony under the amended Rule 702(a) of the North Carolina Rules of Evidence, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled June 10, upholding a man’s first-degree murder conviction (State of North Carolina v. Charles Anthony McGrady, No. 72PA14, N.C. Sup.; 2016 N.C. LEXIS 442).

(Opinion available. Document #30-160708-003Z.)

The high court held that Rule 702(a) now incorporates the standard set forth in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (509 U.S. 579 [1993]). Specifically,...
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