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State v. Laudano, 51 A. 860 (Conn. 1902)

Case (cite)
State v. Laudano, 51 A. 860 (Conn. 1902)
Year
1902
State
Connecticut
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 identification
Defense or Prosecution Expert
N/A
Name of expert(s) who were the subject of the ruling
N/A
Summary of reasons for ruling
The State offered evidence that three pistol bullets, caliber.38, were found in the decedent's body, and that within a few minutes after the shooting five empty cartridge shells of the same caliber were found in the prisoner's bedroom. Held that these shells were admissible in evidence, without first proving that the accused had a pistol of that caliber, or that he was connected with the shells found.
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/A
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

This opinion does not involve an expert witness, but it is worth noting for the connection the prosecution makes between the bullets found in the victim’s body and the empty cartridge shells found in the defendant’s bedroom, for firearms identification.