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United States v. Sasso
Citation:59 F.3d 341 (2d Cir. 1995)
A the defendant’s trial, his co-conspirator’s ex-girlfriend, was allowed to testify against him. The witness testified about incriminating statements that the co-conspirator made and observations she made of the defendant. At an in limine hearing, it was discovered that years earlier, the girlfriend accidentally struck and killed a fellow worker in a car accident. The witness testified at the hearing that she became depressed from the incident, twice visited a psychiatrist for counseling, and was prescribed Prozac. The defendant sought to bring these facts out upon cross-examination during the trial. The district court denied the request.
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