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Name: People v. Arceo
Case #: B218758
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 8
Opinion Date: 04/13/2011
Summary

The Confrontation Clause is inapplicable to out-of-court non-testimonial statements of codefendants.
A codefendant’s hearsay statement is admissible if it falls within an accepted exception or is supported by a guarantee of trustworthiness.
Admission of statements with sufficient indicia to fall within the hearsay exception for declarations against interest do not deny a defendant the right to confrontation.
In this complex murder case with multiple defendants, the court traced the admissibility of out-of-court statements by defendants implicating their codefendants in the offenses.