Evidence Generally

ORS 41.415
Photograph of victim in prosecution for criminal homicide

In a prosecution for any criminal homicide, a photograph of the victim while alive shall be admissible evidence when offered by the district attorney to show the general appearance and condition of the victim while alive. [1987 c.2 §8]

Notes of Decisions

State was entitled to introduce photograph of victim while still alive because photograph did not depict personal characteristics, describe emotional devastation of family or indicate victim’s family members’ opinions or characterizations of defendant. State v. Nefstad, 309 Or 523, 789 P2d 1326 (1990); State v. Williams, 313 Or 19, 828 P2d 1006 (1992)


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