Guillen v. State
Indiana Court of Appeals
829 N.E.2d 142 (2005)
Oscar Guillen (defendant) was charged with battery of Joi Wilson after the two had been out drinking. Guillen argued that Wilson had injured herself accidentally on account of her intoxication. Guillen sought to introduce evidence of specific prior instances in which Wilson had acted recklessly when drunk. The trial court granted the motion in limine filed by the prosecution (plaintiff) to exclude this character evidence. Guillen was convicted, and he appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Sharpnack, J.)
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