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Arizona Supreme Court On Expert Witness Testimony

Arizona Supreme Court On Expert Witness Testimony

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that an expert witness may testify about general principles and practices without knowing details of the criminal defendant’s case. Martin Salazar-Mercado was indicted in Pima County in 2011 on multiple charges of child molestation. The defense tried to stop testimony by child abuse expert witness Wendy Dutton, RN, PhD. Dr. Dutton is Program Director of the Child Abuse Assessment Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, and described to the court Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome.

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Neuropsychology Expert Witness On Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Neuropsychology Expert Witness On Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Neuropsychology expert witnesses may consult and testify on traumatic brain injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, minor head trauma, and concussion. Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler is in the news with information that 20,000 people could have concussions from the Boston Marathon explosions.

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Psychology Expert Witness Testimony & Arias Verdict

Psychology Expert Witness Testimony & Arias Verdict

A Phoenix, AZ, jury has found Jodi Arias guilty of the first degree murder of Travis Alexander. The MercuryNews.com wrote last week that the fate of Jodi Arias hinged in part on the testimony of prosecution and defense psychiatry and psychology expert witnesses who have variously described her as suffering from post-traumatic stress, amnesia, battered woman’s syndrome, and borderline personality disorder.

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Psychiatry Expert Witness Testifies In Alabama Student Murder Case

Psychiatry expert witness Dr. Paul O’Leary testified in Madison County, AL, regarding murder charges brought against student Hammad Memon. Memon is charged in the shooting death of Discovery Middle School classmate Todd Brown in 2010 who was killed at the school.

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Psychology Expert Witness Testifies Regarding Defendant’s Mental State

Psychology Expert Witness Testifies Regarding Defendant’s Mental State

Psychology expert witness Eric Brown testified in Worcester, MA, in defense of accused shooter William J. Goddard. The clinical and forensic psychologist at Forensic Psychology Associates testified regarding Goddard’s mental state when he fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and wounded one of her co-workers in 2008.

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Sexual Abuse Expert Witness Testifies In Murder Case

Sexual Abuse Expert Witness Testifies In Murder Case

Sexual abuse expert witness Betsy Allen testified for the defense in the case against Bradley Arterburn in Oskaloosa, IA. Arterburn is charged with the murder of Robert Horovitz in 2011.

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Pennsylvania Legislation On Expert Witnesses

Pennsylvania Legislation On Expert Witnesses

Pennsylvania House Bill 1264 will allow expert witnesses to testify in sexual assault cases and is now before Governor Thomas W. Corbett.

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Behavior Health Specialist Testifies On Bullying

Behavior Health Specialist Testifies On Bullying

Veronica Altvater, a behavioral health specialist in Lutherville , Maryland testified as an expert in the case against the Hazelwood and Glenmount, Maryland, school systems. The family of two students is asking for $1.3 million in damages saying that the school administrators did not follow guidelines regarding bullying.

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Neurological Psychology Expert Testifies Regarding Frontal Lobe Syndrome

Neurological psychology expert witness Dr. Carol B. Walser testified in Solano County Superior Court in the trial of Shetarra James. James is charged with the death of her three children and niece in an April 2010 apartment fire.

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Psychiatry Expert Testifies In Alaska Police Shooting Case

Psychiatry expert witness Dr. Lawrence Maile, Alaska Psychiatric Institute, testified Tuesday that John N. Marvin Jr., accused of shooting two Hoonah, AK, police officers to death, is competent for trial.

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