State v. Hooper

In State v. Hooper, 151 Vt. 42, 46, 557 A.2d 880, 882 (1988), the Court held that the trial court acted within its discretion in determining relevancy when it excluded evidence of the presence of semen on the victim of a sexual assault after a laboratory analysis concluded that it was scientifically impossible to determine whether or not the semen was from the defendant. The Court found that the evidence was not probative of defendant's guilt or any other fact of consequence to the case, and thus the court properly excluded the evidence. Id. at 47, 557 A.2d at 882.