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State v. Asbell, 46 P. 770 (Kan. 1896)

Case (cite)
State v. Asbell, 46 P. 770 (Kan. 1896)
Year
1896
State
Kansas
Type of proceeding
Appellate
Type of claim
Evidentiary
Expert evidence ruling reversing or affirming on appeal:
Admitted
What was the ruling?
Correct to Admit
Type of evidence at issue:
Firearms identificaiton (gun powder marks)
Defense or Prosecution Expert
Prosecution
Name of expert(s) who were the subject of the ruling
Rambo
Summary of reasons for ruling
Persons, who had experimented to ascertain how far guns and muskets would carry shot compactly, were held to be competent to testify to the experiments made and to give their opinions based on such experiments as to how much shot would scatter in a given distance. The witness in this case had had experience with firearms, and his testimony giving his opinion and the results of the experiments aided the jury in determining one of the important issues in the case.
The jurisdiction’s standard for expert admissibility at the time – list all that apply: (Frye), (Daubert), (Post-2000 Rule 702), (Other)
N/A
Did lower court hold a hearing
N
Names of prosecution expert(s) two testified at hearing
N/A
Names of defense expert(s) who testified at hearing (or None).
N/A
Discussion of 2009 NAS Report (NAS2009) or PCAST report (PCAST)
N/A
Discussion of error rates / reliability
N
Frye Ruling
N
Limiting testimony ruling
N
Language imposed by court to limit testimony
N/A
Ruling based in prior precedent / judicial notice
N
Daubert ruling emphasizing – which factors – (list 1-5)
N/A
Ruling on qualifications of expert
N
Ruling on 702(a) – the expert will help / assist the jury
N
Ruling on 702(b) – the testimony is based on sufficient facts or data
N
Ruling on 702(c) – the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods
N
Ruling on 702(d) – reliable application of principles and methods to the facts of the case
N

Notes