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State v. Cruz, 2016 UT App 234 (Dec. 1, 2016)

Dec 1, 2016

In this child abuse conviction, the court held that it was error to allow a video recording of a Children’s Justice Center interview of the victim into the jury room during deliberations, reasoning that the recording was testimonial in nature.  The court determined, however, that the error was harmless as the jury did not appear to give overemphasis to the interviews.