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[APPEALS] Peggy Sue Higginson v. State of Indiana. 21A-CR-1169

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Monday, January 10, 2022 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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Statehouse, Room 413, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to the Courtroom will be limited to the Judges, limited Court personnel, and no more than two attorneys per arguing party.  (Litigants and other interested parties are invited to view the argument by live webcast outside the Courtroom or remotely).

Appellant-Defendant Peggy Sue Higginson was charged with murdering her husband.  Higginson filed her notice of intent to raise a claim of self-defense and introduce effects-of-battery evidence and retained Dr. Polly Westcott as her expert witness.  On interlocutory appeal, Higginson argues that the trial court erred in excluding Dr. Westcott’s testimony concerning Peggy’s PTSD as it should be admissible as effects-of-battery evidence to support a claim of self-defense.

The scheduled panel members are Chief Judge Bradford, Judge Robb, and Judge Altice. 

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