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Government of the Virgin Islands v. Roldan
Citation:612 F.2d 775 (3d Cir. 1979)
The defendant was tried for murder. At trial, the prosecution questioned a witness about whether she knew that the defendant had been previously convicted of murder. The defense objected. The district court overruled the objection, arguing that the defense put character in issue by asking previous questions about the defendant’s social habits.
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