Md. high court: Duty to report child abuse trumps marital privilege (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The statutory duty of Marylanders to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement trumps the general rule that private communications between spouses are inadmissible at trial, Maryland’s top court ruled Tuesday in reinstating the murder conviction of an uncle who confessed to his wife via text of having beaten their nephew. In its 6-1 ...

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