Criminal Procedure keyed to Israel
Rock v. Arkansas
Petitioner Rock’s longs standing dispute with her husband about living arrangements. He refused to let her leave the apartment, eventually choking her and throwing her against the wall. In response, she shot him. Police arrived to find him on the floor with a bullet wound. Because she could not remember all of the details of the night, petitioner underwent hypnosis. She recalled that the gun went off accidentally. The gun was shone to be defective. The prosecutor moved to exclude the testimony based on the hypnosis. The petitioner was convicted, and appealed.
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