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Trial court's conviction of defendant for second degree murder of his ex-girlfriend is affirmed where: 1) under Giles II, defendant's out of court statements to police during prior domestic violence investigations were admissible under the forfeiture by wrongdoing exception to the confrontation clause because the defendant killed the witness for the purpose of making her unavailable as a witness at trial; and 2) that defendant may have also had other motives for the killing does not preclude application of the exception.
Filed October 19, 2009
Opinion by Judge Rubin
For Appellant: Leslie Conrad