United States v. Owens
United States Court of Military Appeals
21 M.J. 117 (1985)
Owens (defendant) was charged with the murder of his third wife. He took the stand as part of his defense. On cross-examination, the prosecution asked Owens about three prior acts that Owens had failed to put on his Army warrant officer application: a possession of marijuana conviction, a conviction for possessing a gun without a permit, and an arrest for assault and battery on his second wife. The Unites States Army Court of Military Review allowed all of this questioning and convicted Owens. Owens appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Cox, J.)
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