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Commonwealth v. Serge

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
896 A.2d 1170 (2006)

Commonwealth v. Serge


On January 15, 2001, Michael Serge (defendant) shot and killed his wife Jennifer Serge. At his trial, the prosecution attempted to present its theory of how the shooting was done through a computer-generated animation (CGA). The CGA showed how Serge allegedly shot his wife in the lower back as she knelt on the floor. Serge objected to the admission of the CGA. The jury found Serge guilty of first-degree murder and he was sentenced to life in prison. Serge appealed directly on the issue of whether the admission of the CGA was proper.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Newman, J.)

Concurrence (Cappy, C.J.)

Concurrence (Castille, J.)

Concurrence (Eakin, J.)

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