NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) - A judge in northern Kentucky has barred
testimony about a murder victim's behavior.
Cheryl McCafferty is scheduled for trial on February, charged
with murder in the killing of her husband, Robert McCafferty.
The Kentucky Enquirer reported that Campbell County Judge Julie
Reinhardt Ward ruled testimony in which Cheryl McCafferty wanted to
tell of her late husband drowning his son's pet rabbit, mistreating
the family dog and throwing Christmas presents while drunk were not
"acts of violence" and could not be mentioned to jurors.
Ward delayed ruling on 23 other allegations of abuse until
prosecutors can investigate the claims.
Court records show Cheryl McCaffery confessed to police the day
after the June 2007 shooting death of her husband in Fort Thomas,
but she has pleaded not guilty.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com
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