Expert Testimony Based on Grisso Protocol Excluded Under Daubert and Confession of Fourteen-Year-Old Defendant Admitted

State v. Griffin, 831 A.2d 252 (2003)

The Appellate Court of Connecticut ruled a trial court properly excluded expert testimony regarding the nature of a juvenile's confession and concluded the juvenile had knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waived his privilege against self-incrimination.  The defendant, convicted of manslaughter, had been fourteen years of age at the time of the crime.  He attempted to suppress his confession at trial based on the testimony of a clinical psychologist...

Found in DMHL Volume 23 Issue 1