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State v. Singletary, 344 N.C. 95 (1996)


 

North Carolina Reports
STATE v. SINGLETARY, 344 N.C. 95 (1996)
472 S.E.2d 895
 

Page 107
 

To be admissible as corroborative evidence, prior consistent statements must corroborate the witness's testimony. State v. Howard, 320 N.C. 718, 724, 360 S.E.2d 790, 794 (1987). Corroborative
 

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testimony may contain new or additional information "when it tends to Strengthen and add credibility to the testimony which it corroborates.'" Id. (quoting State v. Kennedy, 320 N.C. 20, 35, 357 S.E.2d 359, 368 (1987)). The State cannot, however, introduce prior statements that directly contradict sworn testimony. State v. McDowell, 329 N.C. 363, 384, 407 S.E.2d 200, 212 (1991).
 

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