Defendant's conviction for retaliating against a witness is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not abuse its discretion in declining to sever the trial of defendant and his codefendants because granting severance would have thwarted principles of judicial economy; and 2) certain statements by the victim satisfied the excited-utterance exception to the general prohibition against hearsay evidence.
Filed August 21, 2009
Opinion by Judge Holmes
James C. Murphy, Assistant United States Attorney, Denver, CO
Matthew Kirsch, Assistant United States Attorney, Denver, CO