Topic: Firearms & Toolmarks
Resource: Cases
Record Upload Date: December 30, 2003
Case Name: United States v. ODriscoll
Citation: 2003 WL 1402040 (M.D. Pa. 2003)
Case Description:

Defendant was found guilty of first-degree murder. On appeal, he filed a motion in limine to preclude the government from introducing evidence and expert testimony of ballistics testing regarding a 9mm pistol alleged to have been used in a murder. The court stated that expert testimony in the field of ballistics was proper subject for expert testimony. To exclude such evidence would severely compromise the truth-seeking function of the trial.