prejudicial evidence

In the sense of evidence inadmissible because prejudicial, evidence which has no purpose other than to prejudice the minds of the jury. 29 Am J2d Ev § 260. In another sense, evidence so material to the issues or having such tendency to arouse the sympathy or passions of the jury that its admission, if in error, is ground for reversal on appeal. 5 Am J2d A & E § 801.

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