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

Sunday, October 27, 2013

"Evidence of Colorado theater gunman's 'smirk' ruled inadmissible"

Reuters has the story. In part:

Samour noted in his 19-page ruling that other officers on the scene did not recall seeing Grizzle question Holmes.

Grizzle did not mention the smirk in his initial report and only made the claim months later, Samour added.

Even if the smirk encounter did occur, Samour wrote, it was "ambiguous ... (with) no communicative value and must be treated as silence."

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