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No Reversal for Child’s Comment on Injury (access required)

Assuming a trial court erred in admitting a three-year-old child’s statements to his father that defendant, his mother’s boyfriend, had hit him, the statement was nearly identical to a statement the child made to a nurse, which was not excluded, and the error was harmless; the Court of Appeals affirms defendant's conviction under Va. Code ...