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Criminal Law :  Surveillance Video –  Foundation –  Silent Witness Theory

Where a defendant who was convicted of stealing by deceit challenged the admission of a security surveillance video, the judgment is affirmed because a proper foundation was established and the video was admissible under the silent witness theory of authentication in which the evidence speaks for itself and is substantive evidence of what it portrays without a sponsoring witness.

Judgment is affirmed.

State v. Moyle (MLW No. 71148/Case No. WD79976 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Ardini, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Callaway County, Carpenter, J. (Karen L. Kramer for respondent) (Katharine P. Curry for appellant).

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