State v. Cook, 246 N.C. App. 266 (Mar. 15, 2016)

In this murder case, the trial court did not err by admitting hearsay testimony under the Rule 803(3) state of mind hearsay exception. The victim’s statement that she “was scared of” the defendant unequivocally demonstrated her state of mind and was highly relevant to show the status of her relationship with the defendant on the night before she was killed.