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Any hearsay error was harmless in arson case (access required)

Defendant’s arson conviction is affirmed despite his argument that admission of a witness’s written report to a fire marshal was inadmissible hearsay. Any error was harmless in light of the other evidence presented at trial. Background Vaught, a Marine stationed at Quantico, owed more on his Hummer vehicle than what he could get on a trade-in for a ...