CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the victim wife’s statement’s were admissible under the residual hearsay exception?
Defendant was convicted of domestic assault and possession of methamphetamine. Defendant argued on appeal that his convictions must be reversed on the grounds that the trial abused its discretion in admitting his wife’s audio recorded statement to police and a video statement on a body worn camera. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that there was evidence of trustworthiness under the totality of circumstances. Affirmed.
State v. Johnson, A19-2989, McLeod County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.