John Abel Case Study

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Facts: John Abel is the respondent who got charged with robbing a bank along with two other accomplices. In order for the witness to dishonor John Abel, he had to claim that he was affiliated with a prison gang that led to giving false statements on other members that was in the gang supposedly. Procedural History: Even though the defendant was proven innocent, the trial court had intervened with the proof at hand. Also the defendant put up a fight against the denial of allegations which showed less help to the advantage of trying to be greater and not showing harmful effect. The appellate court reversed his conviction and found that the testimony prejudiced defendant because it implicated him as gang member and had the effect of impeachment,
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