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United States v. Sacasas
Citation:381 F.2d 451 (2d Cir. 1967)
The defendant was convicted for bank robbery. The defendant filed a motion for a new trial based upon newly discovered evidence. The motion was denied by the district court. The evidence was hearsay from a dead prison inmate who allegedly said that the defendant had nothing to do with the bank robbery. The district court reasoned that the purported evidence would not have been admissible. The defendant, appealed arguing that the hearsay was admissible under the dying declaration exception.
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