CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the evidence was sufficient because the accomplice testimony was corroborated?
Defendant was convicted of drive by shooting and 1st degree assault. On appeal, defendant argued that (1) the evidence was insufficient to sustain the conviction on the grounds that the accomplice testimony was uncorroborated; and (2) the trial court abused its discretion by admitting videos of defendant with firearms as Spreigl evidence. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the accomplice testimony was sufficiently corroborated, and, that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the videos as Spreigl evidence. Conviction affirmed.
State v. Jones, A19-1625, Washington County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.