Justices: Cell phone records inadmissible hearsay when not properly authenticated

Published: 12/04/2012

The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled yesterday that cell phone records produced by a phone company are ordinarily admissible business records, but become inadmissible hearsay when they are not properly authenticated.

The 6-1 majority held that cell phone records were improperly admitted as evidence against James Hood in his trial for murder and aggravated robbery but that the error was harmless because of the volume of other evidence.

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