Hamilton Judge: Victims’ Police Statement Can Be Shown During Murder Trial

A judge has ruled in favor of accused murderer Stephen Mobley’s defense team and will allow a redacted, four-minute video of the victim talking to police in 2016 to be shown in court. The Times Free Press reports that the victim, Jasmine Hines, spoke with Chattanooga police two years ago about the shooting death of her father, in a case that has not yet been solved. Mobley’s representation, Assistant Public Defender Steve Brown, argues that the statement is relevant, and Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman will allow it, as well as another live video that the accused made after he realized he was a suspect.
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