The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in allowing a prosecutor to display a tangible object during the opening statements where the prosecution intended to introduce the object during trial as evidence and where there was no issue as to the admissibility of the evidence.
Commonwealth v. Parker, 919 A.2d 943 (Pa. 2007).
Amanda R. Lusk,
Prosecutors Are Permitted to Display Admissible Weapons to Juries during Opening Statements in Pennsylvania: Commonwealth v. Parker,
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