United States v. Pheaster
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
544 F.2d 353 (9th Cir. 1976)
Adell was kidnapped for ransom and was never seen again. Inciso (defendant) was charged with the kidnapping. At trial, the prosecution sought to introduce into evidence statements made by Adell to two friends the night of the incident in which he said that he was going to meet a man named Angelo in a parking lot to pick up some marijuana. One of the friends also testified that she had seen Angelo before and that he was in fact one in the same as Inciso. The district court admitted Adell’s statements to his friends. Inciso appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Renfrew, J.)
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