State v. Allbrooks, ___ N.C. App. ___, 808 S.E.2d 168 (Nov. 21, 2017)

In this murder case, the trial court did not err by admitting a witness’s prior statement to the police to corroborate his in-court testimony. According to the defendant, the prior statement added “critical facts” that were not otherwise shown by the evidence. The court found that many of the critical facts noted by the defendant were actually present in the witness’s testimony. It found that other facts were not critical, noting that slight variations do not render prior statements inadmissible.