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Criminal Practice – Child Witness – Competency Questions – Judge’s Comments – Jury Charge (access required)

In the presence of the jury, the trial court commented that a minor witness was competent to testify unless she was otherwise disqualified. Where the trial court made this comment in conjunction with a formal reference to Rule 601(a), SCRE, before the minor gave any factual testimony, a reasonable juror could not have considered the ...

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