Violence Against Women; Rape; Serious Physical Injury

Court: 
Supreme Court
Case Number: 
2019-SC-0728-MR
Case Status: 
Unpublished Case
Rendered Date: 
Thursday, June 17, 2021
The appellant, after being sentenced to life in prison, brought four claims of error on appeal. He claimed the trial court improperly allowed a nurse to testify to a doctor’s notes; that the trial court erred by not granting a directed verdict on the third rape charge; that palpable error occurred when testimony prohibited by Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 532.055(2)(a) was entered into evidence; and that palpable error occurred when a probation officer did not fully inform the jury about probation eligibility in relation to the sex offender treatment program (SOTP) requirements. The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s holding.
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