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New Jersey Retroactively Applies "Scared Witness" Hearsay Exception

In State v. Rose, --- N.J.Super. --- (App. Div. 2012), New Jersey's Appellate Division applied N.J.R.E. 804(b)(9) retroactively and permitted the admission of a witness' statement who refused to testify after allegedly being threatened by the Defendant's family.

Link below.  See also, State v. Byrd, 198 N.J. 319 (2009).