The sequestration of expert witnesses falls under Connecticut’s Criminal Procedure rules, § 54-85a. Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 54-85a (West 2017). This rule requires that the court exclude a witness from the courtroom as to not hear the testimony of other witnesses when requested by either party. Id. There is not an explicit exception for expert witnesses and they may be sequestered if a party requests. State v. Delgado, 718 A.2d 437 (Conn. App. Ct. 1998). The discretion as to whether to sequester a witness is given to the trial court to decide based on the facts. Moye v. Commissioner of Correction, 145 A.3d 362 (Conn. App. Ct. 2016).


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