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If a gun used at trial can not be proven as the murder weapon

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If a gun used at trial can not be proven as the murder weapon is it admissible? There were NO fingerprints on the gun. The gun did not work. Bullet fragments could NOT be matched to the gun. Shell casings found @ crime scene could NOT be matched to gun. The gun was found days later & miles from the crime scene & not with the accused party.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 6 years ago.

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It is up to the judge to decide whether or not the gun is relevant and, thus, admissible.

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If the gun is admitted, it is up for the final decider of facts, i.e., the jury, to decide how much weight to give to it or to disregard it entirely.

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