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Ward v. State
Citation:50 N.E.3d 752 (Ind. 2016)
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The defendant was accused of battering his girlfriend. During treatment for her injuries, the victim told a paramedic and forensic nurse that the defendant was her attacker. During trial, the defendant failed to appear, the prosecution attempted to introduce statements to the paramedic and the forensic nurse to implicate the defendant, the defendant objected that the evidence was hearsay and violated the Confrontation Clause. The trial court admitted the evidence. The defendant was convicted.
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