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Any error regarding autopsy report’s admission was harmless (access required)

Even assuming without deciding that an autopsy report was testimonial and that defendant had a right to confront the report’s author at the preliminary examination, any error caused by the author’s absence was harmless. The author of a forensic pediatric report, which contained most of the autopsy report’s findings and opinions, was available for cross-examination. Overview The charges ...