Upon the trial of a case under the Texas Workmen's Compensation Act, X-ray photographs, properly authenticated, were introduced in evidence by both parties to the suit. After retiring to deliberate, the jury requested that the X-ray pictures be sent to the jury room for their examination and consideration. This request was granted. Appellant objected on the ground that the pictures were technical and could not be understood by the jury without interpretation. On appeal, held, affirmed. X-ray photographs are "written evidence" and come within the provisions of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure which provide that the jury may take with it in its retirement "any written evidence" with the exception of depositions. Texas Employers' Insurance Association v. Crow, (Texas, 1949) 221 S.W. (2d) 235.
Richard B. Gushée S.Ed.,
TRIAL-EVIDENCE-WHAT MAY JURY TAKE TO JURY ROOM TO AID IN DELIBERATION,
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