STATE OF TENNESSEE v. HENG LAC LIU - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 19, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Patrick T. McNally, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Heng Lac Liu.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; Glenn Funk, District Attorney General; Leticia Alexander and Deborah Housel, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Davidson County jury convicted the Defendant, Hen Lac Liu, of four counts of sexual battery. On appeal, the Defendant contends: (1) that the trial court improperly admitted hearsay evidence; (2) that the trial court improperly excluded defense evidence of the victim’s bias and lack of credibility; and (3) that the cumulative effect of these errors warrants a new trial. After a thorough review, we conclude that the cumulative effect of the errors by the trial court warrant a new trial for the Defendant.

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