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  491.074.  Prior inconsistent statement may be admissible in criminal cases as substantive evidence. — Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, a prior inconsistent statement of any witness testifying in the trial of a criminal offense shall be received as substantive evidence, and the party offering the prior inconsistent statement may argue the truth of such statement.


(L. 1985 H.B. 366, et al., A.L. 2000 S.B. 757 & 602)

(1987) The term "prior inconsistent statements" as used in this section has the same meaning as judicial definitions of such term before effective date of this section. State v. Dunn, 731 S.W.2d 297 (Mo.App.W.D.).

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