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Criminal Law: Out-Of-Court Statement-Felony Murder-Merger Doctrine

Where a defendant challenged his convictions following the beating death of a child, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the out-of-court statements of the victim’s 5-year-old brother because the statements were reliable and admissible under the totality of the circumstances, and the merger doctrine has been abrogated by statute so that ...