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State v. Gowan
Citation:13 P.3d 376 (Mont. 2000).
Gowan was charged with drug crimes, and was brought to trial. McPherson, Gowan’s girlfriend, did not offer character evidence on direct examination. However, during cross-examination by the State, McPherson offered evidence regarding Gowan’s character for honesty and trustworthiness. In response, the State rebutted such a claim with further questioning, including specific instances of Gowan’s past criminal conduct.
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