Nardi v. Pepe, No. 11-1247 (1st Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Petitioner was convicted of first-degree murder for killing his mother. The district court denied a petition for habeas corpus. The First Circuit affirmed. Admission of expert testimony at trial, based on the expert's review of the autopsy report and photographs, was not contrary to or an unreasonable application of clearly established federal law as determined by the Supreme Court. Precedent cited by petitioner did not "clearly establish" that either the autopsy report or the expert's opinion in partial reliance upon it were inadmissible under the Confrontation Clause.