State v. WhiteAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the superior court convicting and committing Defendant on one count of first-degree sexual assault after a jury trial, holding that there was no prejudicial error in the proceedings below.
Defendant was convicted after a jury trial and sentenced to thirty-eight years at the Adult Correctional Institutions. On appeal, Defendant challenged the ruling of the trial justice permitting the State to introduce into evidence testimony given by a nurse concerning what the complaining witness told her about the alleged sexual assault. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Defendant's arguments on appeal were properly before the Court; (2) the was no error in the discretionary decision of the trial justice to admit the nurse's testimony; and (3) certain portions of admitted statements were erroneously admitted, but the evidence was clearly harmless cumulative evidence.