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PEOPLE v. PIRWANI, H025395

Trial court committed prejudicial error in admitting elderly decedent's hearsay statements in a criminal trial because Evidence Code section 1380, which creates a hearsay exception for statements made by elderly or dependent adults to law enforcement officials is unconstitutional.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/21/2004
  • Published 06/21/2004

Judges

  • McADAMS, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Brian A. Pori, Lafayette, for Appellant (Under appointment by the Court of Appeal).

  • For Appellees:
  •  Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Ross C. Moody, Deputy Attorney General, Jeffrey M. Bryant, Deputy Attorney General, for Respondent.
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