CASE LAW UPDATE: Forensic interview video admitted as prior consistent statement
Defendant was convicted of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct. At trial, the trial court allowed introduction into evidence, the forensic interview video of the victim, as a prior consistent statement. On appeal, defendant argued this was error. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the victim’s statements to the interviewer and his trial testimony did not diverge to such an extent that they were not reasonably consistent. Affirmed.
State v. newson, A19-0896, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.