Duhaime's Law Dictionary


McMorris Evidence Definition:

Evidence of past violence by a victim of crime.

A term of American law.

In State v Head, Justice Prosser of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin wrote of:

"... McMorris evidence concerning a homicide victim's violent character and prior acts of violence....

"It may be admitted because it bears on the reasonableness of the defendant's apprehension of danger at the time of the incident."

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