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Criminal Practice Murder – Evidence Authentication – Facebook Messages – Constitutional – Jury & Jurors – Bailiff’s Comment (access required)

Although social media can be manipulated, so can older forms of written communication. Facebook messages can be authenticated under Rule 901, SCRE, and the rule was satisfied in this case by circumstantial evidence of distinctive characteristics. We affirm defendant’s convictions of murder and desecration of human remains. The state showed that defendant’s sometime girlfriend lured the victim ...

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