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Manslaughter defendant granted new trial based on crime scene testimony (access required)

  Paramedics typically don’t moonlight as crime scene reconstruction experts. But an EMT’s total lack of forensics training did not stop a trial judge from allowing her to testify about the location of a victim’s body, which undermined the defendant’s self-defense claim. “They’re definitely pushing the envelope on this,” said Robert Dudek, chief appellate defender in ...

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