Alexandra Mateo

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The Nevada Supreme Court determined the district court abused its discretion in admitting the details of the appellant’s second wife’s death as evidence for his murder trial. Nevada law states that evidence of other bad acts is inadmissible unless the evidence is offered to prove something other than criminal propensity. Additionally, the Court held that the State did not meet its burden of proof showing the error was harmless. The Court reversed and remanded the judgment of conviction.