ADMISSIBILITY OF HEARSAY EVIDENCE OF VICTIM’S DYING STATEMENT

When trying an offender for murder, a recorder had been right to admit hearsay evidence of the victim’s dying statement made to his wife shortly after he was stabbed and to admit hearsay evidence under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.114(2)(d) from a woman who claimed to others to have seen the offence but was too scared to go to the police.

[2012] EWCA Crim 1185