State v. Castaneda, 215 N.C. App. 144 (Aug. 16, 2011)

Because the statements at issue were not admitted for the truth of the matter asserted and therefore were not hearsay, their admission did not implicate the confrontation clause. The statements at issue included statements of an officer during an interrogation of the defendant. In his statements, the officer repeated things the police had been told by others. The officer’s statements were not offered for their truth but rather to provide context for defendant’s answers.