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Vitale, Craig v The Queen [2020] VSCA 237

CRIMINAL LAW, EVIDENCE
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Priest, Beach and T Forrest JJA
Parties: 

Vitale, Craig v The Queen

Judgment Date: 
14 September 2020
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CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal - Armed robbery and intentionally causing serious injury - Whether judge erred in admitting hearsay evidence of co-offender - Whether co-offender's hearsay representations in police statement made in circumstances that make it likely that they were reliable.

EVIDENCE - Admissibility - Hearsay evidence - Maker of representations not available - Where maker of representations was accomplice - Whether representations made in circumstances that made it likely that representations reliable - Evidence Act 2008 s 65(2)(d) - Sio v The Queen (2016) 259 CLR 47 considered.

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