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Criminal – Evidence – Hearsay – Accomplice – Against Penal Interest – Harmless Error (access required)

Although the trial court erred in admitting into evidence a statement by the girlfriend of defendant's accomplice to the bank robbery that the accomplice said "he had to kill somebody" on the day the robbery occurred, this admission was harmless error because the statement was merely cumulative of other, undisputed evidence. The trial court had admitted ...

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