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Name: People v. Salinas
Case #: F038894
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 5 DCA
Opinion Date: 03/05/2003
Subsequent History: Rev. granted 5/21/03: S115134
Summary

Battered women’s syndrome evidence may be admitted to explain why an ostensibly first-time victim of domestic violence recants an initial report of abuse. There is no foundational requirement that the victim be abused at least once before.