Panel: Prejudice In Counsel’s Failure To Introduce Battered Woman Syndrome Testimony
(June 15, 2016, 12:31 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A woman was prejudiced by her defense counsel’s failure to introduce expert testimony on battered woman syndrome, the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 10, reversing a conspiracy to extort money conviction and remanding for a trial court to determine whether defense counsel was constitutionally deficient in failing to present such testimony (United States of America v. Queen Nwoye, No. 14-3060, D.C. App.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 10519).