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Hearsay Evidence Erroneously Admitted at Trial

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Jun 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

The testimony of witness at bond hearing who had died subsequent to bond hearing. Further, It was error to admit testimony of witness relating statements by another individual in which the individual admitted that he was the shooter in the murder and that he “got the work” from defendant. Where testimony is presented under statements against interest exception to hearsay rule and statements also implicate defendant, they should be redacted to include only those statements which are solely self-inculpatory. A new trial is required where erroneously admitted testimony became focal point of trial. Read More Below:

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John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-four years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a prosecutor in Florida before going in to private practice.

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