NH CrJI 1.19-a WHAT DOES EVIDENCE THAT A PERSON RAN AWAY PROVE?

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NH CrJI 1.19-a WHAT DOES EVIDENCE THAT A PERSON RAN AWAY PROVE? [1985]

The fact that a person ran away after a crime or after being accused of committing a crime, is not enough by itself to prove that he/she is guilty. I did not say that you should not take such evidence into account. You should take it into account. I am simply saying that if that is the only evidence against the defendant, it isn’t enough to prove him/her guilty. How important such evidence is in combination with other evidence is for you to decide.