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Criminal Practice – Home Invasion – Evidence – Hearsay – Anonymous 911 Call – Defendant’s Involvement

State v. Sharpless Defendant had a crime scene technician testify that he collected clothing from where defendant was located, consisting of a black shirt and black hoodie, while the police’s “be on the lookout” description was for a red hoodie or sweater. The state contends that, by creating the impression that the police had not developed or received any information leading them to view defendant as a suspect, defendant opened the door to admission of the substance of an anonymous 911 call, i.e., that defendant was involved in the crime. While defendant may have opened the door to the admission of further evidence regarding his potential involvement in the robbery, defendant did not open the door to the admission of such hearsay.

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