State v. Neuser

In State v. Neuser, 191 Wis. 2d 131, 144, 528 N.W.2d 49 (Ct. App. 1995), shortly before trial, Neuser, who was accused of stabbing his girlfriend, called and threatened her. Neuser argued that evidence of this threat was inadmissible other acts evidence. But the Neuser court held that the evidence was not other acts. See id. "Rather, it was admissible evidence of Neuser's consciousness of guilt. It is generally acknowledged that evidence of criminal acts of an accused which are intended to obstruct justice or avoid punishment are admissible to prove a consciousness of guilt of the principal criminal charge." Id.