5th Circuit Finds No Error In Exclusion Of Diminished Mental Capacity Testimony

Mealey's (November 23, 2015, 12:44 PM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — A trial court did not err in excluding testimony regarding a man’s mental capacity, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Nov. 19, affirming the man’s convictions of drug charges for distribution of heroin (United States of America v. Armando Bardales, No. 15-40013, 5th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 20246).

(Opinion available. Document #30-151211-024Z.)

Armando Bardales appealed from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas his convictions of, and concurrent sentences for, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute...
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