Friday, July 31, 2009

Defendant in Omaha murder trial appealed on self-defense claiming the rival "Murdertown Gang" MySpace page contained threats to him. conviction affirmed because Defendant could not produce actual webpage screenshot showing the threat and could not prove the victim was responsible for the threatening web content. State v. Goynes, S-08-810, 278 Neb. 230 "Assuming without deciding that third-party threats would be admissible in cases of self-defense, the district court did not err in excluding the testimony of the third-party threats"

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