State v. Cassidy
Appellate Court of Connecticut
489 A.2d 386 (Conn. App. 1985)
Cassidy (defendant) ran into an old acquaintance and former lover (victim) at a bar and they went home together where the victim got undressed and got into bed. There, the testimony of Cassidy and the victim begin to differ. The victim claimed that Cassidy became violent and raped her. Cassidy claimed that after she got in bed, the victim started to get hysterical and began talking about her husband who was killed in Vietnam. Cassidy sought to introduce evidence of a sexual encounter between the victim and another man in which the victim also mentioned her husband killed in Vietnam and acted similarly “crazy.” The trial court excluded this evidence and Cassidy appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Borden, J.)
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