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West Virginia (2016/2020)


State v Tewalt (2020), 849 S.E.2d 907

A man’s wife called the police because her husband grabbed her throat and attempted to “choke her out.” He then choked her again two months later. The court held on appeal that the detailed testimony of the Defendant’s wife about the incident overcame the Defendant’s challenge of sufficiency. The court also held that  there were no relevancy issues in introducing this evidence under Rules 401 and 402 nor a prejudicial issue under Rule 403.

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