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Deposition Video Testimony Allowed in Murder Trial

June 01, 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous

Warning: graphic images.

A Franklin County, Ohio judge ruled to allow the testimony of the murder victim recorded via video deposition to be played to the jury.

Rule 15 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure provide, in part, that: A party may move that a prospective witness be deposed in order to preserve testimony for trial. The court may grant the motion because of exceptional circumstances and in the interest of justice.

The judge will rule on objections to the testimony, which will then be edited out of the video prior to making the testimony public in court.

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