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Criminal Practice – Murder – Text Message – Hearsay – Harmless Error – Authentication  (access required)

No exception to the rule against hearsay permitted the admission into evidence of a text message received by the mother of the victim about defendant’s whereabouts near the time of the victim’s murder. Although the trial court erred in admitting the text, given the overwhelming evidence against defendant, the error was harmless.  We affirm defendant’s convictions ...

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