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Burglary Conviction Affirmed

State v. Collier Derek Vander Collier appeals his conviction for second- degree burglary, arguing the trial court improperly limited his closing argument, erred in allowing the State to play recordings of two police interviews, and should not have allowed a witness to identify him in front of the jury. During trial Justin Kirkman, an eyewitness to

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Murder Conviction Affirmed Despite Erroneous Testimony

State v. Hughes Hughes was released from jail on unrelated charges, and soon after, his mother was found dead in her home. At trial, there was testimony that the victim feared Hughes. This testimony, according to the Court of Appeals, was admitted in error. The Court notes that “while the present state of the declarant’s

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