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Crawford v. Washington
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Petitioner stabbed a man who allegedly tried to rape his wife. He and his wife, Sylvia, were arrested and interrogated. Sylvia’s statement cast doubt on her husband’s assertion of self-defense. At petitioner’s trial, Sylvia’s tape was used at trial, although she herself did not testify due to Washington’s martial privilege rule. Petitioner objected. Prosecutor invoked a hearsay exception. The Washington Court of Appeals, after applying a nine-part test, it upheld the conviction.
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