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h. Statement against interest

State v. Robert Bintz, 2002 WI App 204, affirmed on habeas review, Robert Bintz v. Bertrand, 403 F.3d 859 (7th Cir 2005) For Bintz: Elizabeth A. Cavendish-Sosinski Issue/Holding: Confessions to fellow inmates are sufficiently reliable to allow admissibility without confrontation. Issue/Holding: The codefendant’s (defendant’s brother) against-penal-interest statement to the police didn’t violate the confrontation clause… Read more


State v. Edward A. Murillo, 2001 WI App 11, 240 Wis. 2d 666, 623 N.W.2d 187, habeas relief granted, Edward A. Murillo v. Frank, 402 F3d 786 (7th Cir. 2005) For Murillo: Craig Albee Issue: Whether a statement implicating defendant in a homicide and made by his brother and fellow gang member while in police… Read more