United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
530 F.2d 639 (5th Cir. 1976)
James Hicks and Freddie Taylor (defendants) robbed a bank. During the robbery, the defendants forced everyone else at the bank into a vault and locked them inside. A bank camera, which was activated afterward, took photographs of Hicks and Taylor while they were inside the bank. At trial, the prosecution sought to introduce the photographs into evidence. The defendants objected on the ground that no one could testify that the photographs accurately depicted the scene in the bank at the time, because everyone else at the bank was locked inside the vault. The prosecution introduced testimony describing how the film had been installed in the bank camera, as well as the process of developing the film. The district court admitted the photographs into evidence. The defendants were convicted, and they appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Tuttle, J.)
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