Evidence of Suicide Attempt Admissible as Probative of Guilt

In a case of first impression in South Carolina, the S.C. Court of Appeals ruled that evidence of a suicide attempt was admissible as evidence of the Defendant’s guilt. The case was State v. Juan Orozco, which is found online at http://www.sccourts.org/opinions/displayOpinion.cfm?caseNo=4798

Logically, it does make sense once you think it through. After all, if evidence of flight of one accused of a crime is admissible as probative of guilt, would not evidence of attempt to die and thus escape the consequences of the accused act also be properly admitted?

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About MaxLaw843

Max is an attorney and a member of Grimball & Cabaniss, LLC where he has practiced litigation since 1987, concentrating in construction, personal injury, and business litigation. He also has handled quite a number of appellate cases. In the community, he is past president of the Scottish Society of Charleston, Inc. and is the Chair of Church Council of Bethel United Methodist Church in downtown Charleston.
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