2015 ORS 41.415¹
Photograph of victim in prosecution for criminal homicide

In a prosecution for any criminal homicide, a photograph of the victim while alive shall be admissible evidence when offered by the district attorney to show the general appearance and condition of the victim while alive. [1987 c.2 §8]

Notes of Decisions

State was entitled to introduce photograph of victim while still alive because photograph did not depict per­sonal characteristics, describe emo­­tion­al devasta­tion of family or indicate victim's family members' opinions or characteriza­tions of defendant. State v. Nefstad, 309 Or 523, 789 P2d 1326 (1990); State v. Williams, 313 Or 19, 828 P2d 1006 (1992)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 41—Evidence Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors041.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 41, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano041.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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