California, United States of America
The following excerpt is from People v. Hussain, F071347 (Cal. App. 2017):
Such evidence is also relevant "when a defendant admits committing an act but denies the necessary intent for the charged crime because of mistake or accident, [and] other-crimes evidence is admissible to show absence of accident." (People v. Whisenhunt (2008) 44 Cal.4th 174, 204.) "Intent" and "absence of accident" are "two ways of describing the same relevant issue," that defendant performed the alleged acts "intentionally rather than accidentally." (Ibid.)
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