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United States v. Reynolds
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
715 F.2d 99 (3d Cir. 1983)
William Parran and Curtis Reynolds (defendants) were charged with conspiracy in connection with their possession of a check they knew to be stolen. At trial, the prosecution introduced, over Parran’s objection, the testimony of a postal inspector stating that Reynolds had implicated Parran in the conspiracy. Specifically, Reynolds had said to Parran, in the presence of the postal inspector, “I didn’t tell them anything about you.” The prosecution claimed that it was not introducing the statement to prove that Reynolds did not say anything about Parran, but rather to show that the statement was made. The defendants were convicted, and Parran appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Higginbotham, J.)
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