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Shepard v. United States
Citation:290 U.S> 96 (1933)
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The defendant was accused of murdering his wife. At trial, the decedent’s nurse testified that the decedent told her that “Dr. Shepard has poisoned me.” The nurse also testified that the decedent had said that “she was not going to get well; she was going to die.” The prosecution argued that although the statements were hearsay they were admissible under the dying declaration exception.
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