State v. Perez

After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of six counts of first-degree sexual assault and three counts of second-degree sexual assault. The Supreme Court vacated count five of the judgment of conviction and affirmed the judgment of the superior court in all other respects, holding (1) the trial court did not err in declining to preclude certain testimony at trial under R.I. R. Evid. 404(b); and (2) although Defendant waived his appellate argument in this regard, the trial justice erred in denying Defendant’s motion for judgment of acquittal on count five of the indictment, and therefore, in the interest of justice and judicial economy, the judgment of conviction on count five is vacated. View "State v. Perez" on Justia Law