CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Saturday, October 20, 2012

"Judge Will Issue Subpoenas for Trayvon Martin's School Records and Social Media Accounts"

From TalkLeft:

I think this is the correct ruling. A defendant raising self-defense may introduce evidence regarding a victim's reputation for a particular character trait like violence to show that the defendant was not the initial aggressor, even if the defendant did not previously know about the victim's reputation.

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