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State v. Russell
Iowa Supreme Court
893 N.W.2d 307 (2017)
Yarvon Russell (defendant) was charged with murder. After the murder, T.T. was interviewed by police. The police showed T.T. a Facebook photograph of Russell, and T.T. identified Russell as one of the perpetrators whom she saw kicking the victim during the murder. T.T. testified at trial that she did not remember what happened during the incident and did not remember who had been kicking the victim. The prosecution (plaintiff) called the police officer who interviewed T.T. as a witness. The officer testified over Russell’s objection that T.T. had identified Russell as one of the people who kicked the victim. Russell was convicted, and he appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Appel, J.)
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