US Supreme Court declines to wade in on police use of hypnosis

Washington (AFP) – The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to examine the case of a man condemned to death in a trial in which police used hypnosis to bolster the memory of a key witness.  The case would have provided the highest court in the country the chance to pronounce on the use by some police departments of the use of the controversial method known as investigative hypnosis. The court’s decision leaves intact the death sentence against Charles Flores for the murder of a woman in her sixties in Texas in 1998. During his trial, Flores was identified by a neighbor of the victim, who recall…

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