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Arizona (2011)


State v. Delgado (2013) 232 Ariz. 182

Emergency room physician permitted to testify as an expert in a non-fatal strangulation case even though he had limited experience in handling strangulation cases. He had plenty in emergency medicine and had expertise on the physical process a body undergoes during strangulation. Whether a witness is qualified as an expert is to be construed liberally.

State v. Woody (2015, AZ) Unpub. WL 7258191 {Unpublished}

A forensic nurse testified that strangulation interferes with a person’s ability to remember certain things that occur during traumatic situations but that memory may return over time. Whether a witness is qualified as an expert is to be construed liberally. The forensic nurse here was a licensed registered nurse with 40 years experience including sexual assault victims. Received training through IA of Forensic Sciences about the effects of strangulation, memory loss, and the brain.

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