Officer Was Allowed To Testify On Intoxication In Sex Assault Case, W.Va. High Court Says

(November 20, 2015, 1:50 PM EST) -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In a sexual assault criminal case, a law enforcement professional was allowed to testify on the issue of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) intoxication, a majority of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals held Nov. 18 (State of West Virginia v. Richard Wakefield, No. 14-0968, W.Va. Sup. App.; 2015 W. Va. LEXIS 1116).

(Opinion available. Document #30-151211-022Z.)

On Feb. 18, 2014, at the conclusion of a three-day jury trial, Richard Wakefield was convicted of all four counts of Jefferson County Indictment 13-F-63, which charged him...
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