Appeal from a jury conviction in the Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County, of battery by strangulation and willfully endangering a child as a result of child abuse. The Nevada Supreme Court addressed two issues both rooted in NRS 48.045’s prohibition against using character or prior-bad-act evidence to prove criminal propensity. The defendant did not mount a conventional accidental injury defense to the child abuse charge and admitted to possessing an aggressive character, eliminating the relevance for evidence showing this to be true.
Stephan, Sara, "Summary of Newman v. State, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 24" (2013). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 103.