Commonwealth v. Hudson-Greenly

In Commonwealth v. Hudson-Greely, the Pennsylvania Superior Court reviewed a pre-trial ruling by the trial court permitting an 11-year-old child-victim to testify at trial via a contemporaneous alternative method (i.e., closed-circuit TV) pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 5985. The Superior Court employed an abuse-of-discretion standard of review and, in affirming the trial court, found the most important factor was that the defendant “failed to show how the trial court’s decision to allow the victim to testify via closed-circuit television either harmed or prejudiced her at trial.”

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