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State v. Carlson
Oregon Supreme Court
808 P.2d 1002 (Ore. 1991)
Carlson (defendant) was charged with possession of methamphetamines. The prosecution sought to introduce into evidence Officer Lewis’s testimony that Carlson’s wife, Lisa, yelled at him, “[y]ou liar, you got [the marks on your arms] from shooting up in the bedroom [where the methamphetamines were found] with all your stupid friends” as well as Carlson’s reaction thereto—that he “hung his head and shook his head back and forth.” The trial court admitted this testimony as an adoptive admission by party opponent. Carlson appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Unis, J.)
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