The court in the trial of Casey Anthony has been asked to bar questions over her sex life and habits. She is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Police have gathered evidence on such facts as whether she was “clingy” after sex or had unprotected sex.
These type of questions can have obvious prejudicial impact for a defendant. It is difficult to see the relevance to a murder trial.
The police had asked the questions of her boyfriend, Anthony Rosciano.
Notably, the prosecutors will have to explain how they would use such information at trial — giving the defense a glimpse of their case. They would be wise to par down these issues. Otherwise, to fight for the disclosure of facts like unprotected sex, the prosecutors will appear to be striving for prejudicial impact.
Source: Washington Post