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Child witness was competent to testify (access required)

A child witness, appellant’s daughter, was properly found competent to testify that appellant murdered his grandfather (the child’s great-grandfather). Appellant’s confrontation rights were not violated when the child’s statements to a forensic interviewer and the child’s foster parent were admitted at trial because the statements were not testimonial. Appellant has waived his argument that the child’s prior ...