The State v Scully

CourtCircuit Court
Judgment Date01 January 1928
Date01 January 1928
Cir. Crim. Ct.,
The State

Admissibility of statement by accused - Statement obtained by reading over statement of a fellow-prisoner.

Where an accused person was charged with receiving goods alleged to have been stolen by a fellow-prisoner (who pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny), and where a police officer, having obtained a statement from the fellow-prisoner implicating the accused, read over that statement to the accused, and, in response thereto, got from her a statement which the prosecution sought to put in evidence: Held, that the evidence was admissible, the practice in the Central Criminal Court, Saorstát...

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