Tribal Appellate Court Vacates Criminal Conviction Based On Hearsay Evidence

(December 1, 2023, 9:30 AM EST) -- POPLAR, Mont. — The Fort Peck Court of Appeals of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes vacated a man’s theft and burglary conviction because the tribes’ prosecution was based “almost entirely” on hearsay testimony consisting of a Facebook post and a previously recorded interview with a woman who was not available for cross-examination at trial....

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