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Hearsay Evidence Erroneously Admitted at Trial

Posted by John 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 Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-four years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits.


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