Olds v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Vashon Olds was tried by jury and convicted of the false imprisonment and battery of a woman with whom he previously had a romantic relationship. At trial, the jury heard evidence of these crimes, as well as evidence of two incidents in which Olds had assaulted other women. The prosecution offered the evidence of these other incidents to show criminal intent, among other things, and the trial court admitted it. Olds appealed, arguing that the trial court erred in admitting the "other incident" evidence. The Court of Appeals affirmed, but the Supreme Court reversed, finding that the case law authority relied upon by the appellate court required clarification. In order to give the appellate court opportunity to reconsider in light of that clarification, the Supreme Court remanded for further proceedings.