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State v. Hood
Ohio Supreme Court
135 Ohio St. 3d 137 (2012)
James Hood (defendant) was charged with multiple crimes related to an attempted robbery. The prosecution (plaintiff) subpoenaed the cell-phone records of Hood and his coconspirators from their cell-phone companies. At trial, the prosecution introduced these records to prove communications between the coconspirators and to prove Hood’s whereabouts on the night in question. Detective Henry Veverka, who issued the subpoena, testified about the subpoena process and his experience in analyzing cell-phone records. The trial court admitted the cell-phone records under the business-records exception to the hearsay rule. Hood was convicted, and he appealed, arguing that the cell-phone records should not have been admitted.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Pfeifer, J.)
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