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Murder Victim’s Earlier Out Of Court Statement To Social Worker About Abuse At Hands Of Defendant Was Admitted Without Violating Confrontation Clause Because It Was “Non-Testimonial”

Posted in Constitutional law

A victim’s out-of-court statement is admissible as “non-testimonial” for Confrontation Clause purposes, even though it was not made hurriedly in the midst of an on-going emergency, because it was made to a civilian social worker focused on treating a child’s abuse, not in procuring evidence to prosecute the abuser.