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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.

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