In a high-profile case involving a high school English teacher who allegedly stabbed another teacher 16 times with a screwdriver, the court held that while evidence that Ronette Ricketts exercised her right against self-incrimination and her right to counsel cannot be used in the prosecution's case-in-chief, it is admissible to rebut her claim that she was suffering a psychotic episode.
Judge Allows D.A. to Use Exercise of Rights to Rebut Insanity Claim
New York Law Journal
December 27, 2012
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