codefendant evans confessed to police that he and bruton robbed the
was certainly a statement against penal interest but the holding of
bruton is that it is not admissible even if you instruct the jury
they are not consider it against bruton
bruton cites to an earlier u.s. sup. case, douglas v. ala. which is directly on point to our case. the co defendant in douglas's case had. already been convicted but he asserted the 5th bcs. his case was pending nn appeal, sup at. said it was improper to impeach the codefendant with his confession when he pled the fith becs. it was a confrontation. clause violation not to allow cross examination
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