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PEOPLE v. ROBERTO V., B142127

Evidence Code section 1360, which admits hearsay statements of child abuse victims, requires a court to conduct a competency hearing to determine if a child witness is "unavailable" even if the witness is only four years old.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/28/2001
  • Published 11/28/2001

Judges

  • ALDRICH, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  •  Randy Short, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Torrance, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, David P. Druliner, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Carol Wendelin Pollack, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Steven D. Matthews, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Paul M. Roadarmel, Jr., Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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