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Name: People v. Butler
Case #: B173781
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 4
Opinion Date: 02/24/2005
Subsequent History: Revw. den. 6/8/05
Summary

Admission of prior inconsistent statements of two witnesses did not violate the defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to confront witnesses where those statements were not testimonial and where the defendant had the opportunity to cross-examine the witnesses. Even if the statements had been testimonial, defendant’s Sixth Amendment rights would not have been implicated by the fact that at trial the witnesses denied making those prior inconsistent statements and thus deprived the defendant of the ability to question the witnesses regarding the statements.