Prior Exculpatory Co-Defendant Testimony

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Roussonicolos v. State, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D644 (Fla. 4th DCA, Mar 30, 2011): Defense Appeal, Reversed for New Trial – Co-defendant in severed trial had exonerated the defendant at a bond hearing.  At some point after bond hearing co-defendant invoked 5th Amendment Right against self incrimination and was therefore unavailable at defendant’s trial.   Defense was stopped from introducing the bond testimony transcript at trial.  DCA finds court erred.

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