No. SC S070387.

372 Or. 536 (2024)

STATE OF OREGON, Respondent on Review, v. KEVIN LAVIN TAYLOR, aka Kevin Lavan Taylor, Petitioner on Review.

Supreme Court of Oregon.

July 5, 2024.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David L. Sherbo-Huggins , Deputy Public Defender, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem, argued the cause and filed the briefs for petitioner on review. Also on the briefs was Ernest G. Lannet , Chief Deputy Defender, Criminal Appellate Section.

Patrick M. Ebbett , Assistant Attorney General, Salem, argued the cause and filed the brief for respondent on review. Also on the brief were Ellen F. Rosenblum , Attorney General, and Benjamin Gutman , Solicitor General.

Before Flynn, Chief Justice, and Duncan, Garrett, Bushong, James, and Masih, Justices, and Balmer, Senior Judge, Justice pro tempore.


The decision of the Court of Appeals and the judgment of the circuit court are affirmed.

James, J., concurred and filed an opinion.

The Oregon Evidence Code generally prohibits the use of "other acts" evidence to "prove the character of a person in order to show that the person acted in conformity...

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