Evidence keyed to Mueller
Crawford v. Washington
In August of 1999, the Petitioner was arrested for the stabbing of Kenneth Lee (“Mr. Lee”). The Petitioner admitted he had gone in search of Mr. Lee after Mr. Lee had tried rape his wife. At that time, statements were taken both of the Petitioner and his wife, who witnessed the incident. Ms. Crawford could not be called to testify against her husband, due to the marriage immunity privilege; however, her testimonial statement was later used against her husband because the facts of her statement and those in his were somewhat different-particularly, whether Mr. Lee was armed and made an advance prior to his stabbing came into question. The Petitioner was charged with assault and attempted murder, and based on the testimonial, he was found guilty. The Petitioner appealed.
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