R v Mehmedov

Criminal evidence – Character of accused. The defendant appealed against his conviction for murder on the ground that evidence of his convictions in Bulgaria should not have been admitted. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that the verdict was safe. The judge's directions had eliminated the risk that the jury would treat the defendant's convictions as any evidence of propensity. Further, on the defendant's daughter's evidence that the defendant had told her that he was going to kill the deceased, there had been no realistic conclusion other than that the killing had been an act of revenge.

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