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Warren v. United States
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
436 A.2d 821 (1981)
Morris Warren (defendant) was charged with kidnapping and rape. At the trial, Marilyn Reed testified that she was kidnapped and raped by Warren. Warren was convicted but was later granted a retrial. Two psychiatrists stated that Reed should not testify at the retrial because testifying again would cause her to suffer severe psychosis. Thus, at the retrial, the government (plaintiff) introduced Reed’s prior testimony. The trial court excused Reed from testifying at the retrial and admitted Reed’s prior testimony. Subsequently, Warren was convicted at the retrial. Warren appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Kelly, J.)
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