Video of forensic interview admitted in 1st degree criminal sexual conduct trial
Defendant was convicted of two counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct based upon evidence of sexual assault of a pre-teen relative over a period of years. On appeal, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held that (1) the trial court did not err by allowing the State to play a video recorded forensic interview of the victim as prior consistent statements; (2) that the interviewer’s testimony concerning his observations of the victim during the interview was admissible; (3) that the jury instructions did not violate defendant’s right to a unanimous verdict; and (4) the lifetime conditional release was appropriate. Affirmed.
State v. Murphy, A19-0322, Hennepin County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.