Commonwealth v. Gaylend L. Young 2010 PA Super 2 (1/06/2010)

Topic: Admissibility of  Evidence of Prior Crime When Defendant is Acquitted – Prior Bad Acts

Summary: Under Pa.R.E. 404, the Commonwealth may admit evidence of a previous crime as a prior bad act even where the defendant was acquitted in the prior trial (The evidence of prior crimes challenged in this case were confessions by the defendant).

http://www.aopc.org/OpPosting/Superior/out/S29009_09.pdf