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The Disabled as Witnesses

Posted on October 28th, 2010 by admin

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently decided a case in which a disabled crime victim was not allowed to testify. Ruby McDonough has extreme difficulty with oral communication as the result of a stroke.  Citing this difficulty, the defendant filed a pretrial objection to preclude Ruby from testifying. The judge ordered a hearing and appointed […]