Case Caption: Aurelio Rivera III (Appellant/Defendant) vs. People of the Virgin Islands (Appellee/Plaintiff).Case Number: S.Ct.Crim. No.: 2008-0045Date: 06/08/2010Author: Hodge, Rhys S. Citation: Summary:

The Supreme Court affirms the Superior Court's June 2, 2008 Order of Judgment and Commitment, which sentenced Appellant to twenty years of incarceration for numerous counts including first degree robbery. Specifically, the Court held that the Sixth Amendment's Confrontation Clause was not violated when the trial court admitted a photo array at trial without the testimony of the police officer who prepared the photo array, because the witness who identified the suspect testified at trial and the photo array did not contain any statements, testimonial or otherwise, by the police officer.

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