CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether admission of hearsay and insufficient evidence required conviction to be vacated?
Defendant was convicted of criminal sexual conduct. Defendant appealed. On appeal, defendant argued that admission of hearsay and vague testimony required reversal of his conviction. The Minnesota Court of Appeals, noting that the victim’s testimony that defendant did the same “things” and “stuff” as her cousin, did not establish consistency, whereby the forensic interview and trial testimony were not sufficiently consistent to qualify under the prior consistent statement exception. Accordingly, this was reversible error.
State v. Gabriel-Ramos, A20-0322, Nobles County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.