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Knapp v State
Citation:168 Ind. 153, 79 N.E. 1076 (1907)
Appellant, as a witness in his own behalf, offered testimony tending to show a killing in self-defense. He testified that before the killing he had heard that the deceased had clubbed and seriously injured an old man in arresting him, and that he died a short time afterwards. On appellant being asked, on cross-examination, who told him this, he answered: “Some people around Hagerstownthere. I can’t say as to who it was not.” The state was permitted to prove by a physician that the old man died of senility and alcoholism and that there were no bruises or marks on his person. Counsel for appellant contended that it was error to admit this testimony; that the question was as to whether he had heard to story, and not as to its truth or falsity.
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