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PEOPLE v. SALINAS, F038894

Evid. Code section 1107 contains no foundational requirement of prior abuse, thus battered women's syndrome evidence may be admissible to offer an explanation regarding why an ostensibly first-time victim of domestic violence recants testimony.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/05/2003
  • Published 03/05/2003

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Donal M. Hill, San Diego, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Jo Graves, Assistant Attorney General, J. Robert Jibson and Raymond L. Brosterhous, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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