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Criminal – Evidence – Confrontation Clause – Victim’s Affidavit (access required)

The Court of Appeals rejects the trial court’s application of the forfeiture-by-wrongdoing doctrine and holds that admission of a murder victim’s affidavit about the defendant husband’s past violent behavior was constitutional error. The court holds that the admission of the affidavit was not harmless error with regard to convictions of rape and abduction with intent ...

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