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Victim’s exculpatory statement was hearsay (access required)

Where the victim of inappropriate touching by the defendant had allegedly told the defendant that she did not want to say the things people were making her say, the hearsay statement was not admissible under the state-of-mind exception because it contained elements of memory. Background Nine-year-old D.C. spent most weekends visiting her great aunt, Reina Castellon. When ...