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Evidence Keyed to Park
Ohio v. Clark
Citation:135 S.Ct. 2173 (2015)
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Darius Clark lived in Cleveland Ohio with his girlfriend T.T., and her two children. Clark was also T.T.‘s pimp and he would regularly send her on trips to Washington D.C., to work as a prostitute. In March 2010, T.T. went on one such trip, and she left the children in Clark’s care. The next day, Clark took L.P. to preschool. One of his teachers observed that L.P.‘s left eye appeared bloodshot. When asked by the teacher, the child said that Dee Dee, which was Clark’s nickname did it. The jury indicted Clark with felonious assault and domestic violence. At trial, the State introduced the child’s statements to his teachers as evidence of Clark’s guilt and the child did not testify. Clark moved to exclude testimony about the child’s out-of-court statements under the Confrontation Clause.
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