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7.2-2  Videotaped Testimony of Child Witness

Revised to December 1, 2007

In this case you have been presented with videotaped testimony of <insert name of child>.  You shall give this testimony the same weight as you would give it had (he/she) testified before you in this courtroom.

Commentary

See General Statutes § 54-86g; State v. Jarzbek, 204 Conn. 683, 707 (1987), cert. denied, 484 U.S. 1061, 108 S. Ct. 1017, 98 L. Ed. 2d 982 (1988).  On the credibility of child witnesses, see commentary to Credibility, Instruction 2.4-2.
 

 


 

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