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Criminal – Evidence – Hearsay – Dying Declaration (access required)

Although the victim survived several weeks after being shot three times in the chest and once in the head, his statement that defendant shot him, made to his girlfriend who found him and overheard by the 911 telephone dispatcher, was admissible at defendant’s trial as a dying declaration; the Court of Appeals says admission ...