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Met v. State 2016 UT 51 (Nov. 21, 2016)

The court affirmed the defendants’ felony convictions for child kidnapping and aggravated murder.  Among other things, the courtabandoned the factors test described in prior case law and held that Utah R. Evid. 403’s balancing test is the standard that a district court should employ to assess the admissibility of allegedly gruesome photographs.