Davis v. State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Case No. CV96-312322
state's filing, expert witness, motion in limine, Sam's guilt, Ohio Evid.R. 401, Ohio Evid.R. 403, Ohio Evid.R. 701, Ohio Evid.R. 702
In many of the depositions, the witnesses were asked to express an opinion as to the guilt or innocence of Samuel Sheppard. The State argues that these speculative opinions are irrelevant and the jury is fully competent to determine this ultimate issue without the opinion testimony of lay or expert witnesses.
Mason, William D. and Cassidy, Marilyn B., "Defendant's Motion to Exclude Opinion Testimony of Witnesses as to Sheppard's Guilt or Innocence" (2000). 1995-2002 Court Filings. 91.