State v. Samuels

In State v. Samuels, 75 Conn. App. 671, 817 A.2d 719, cert. granted in part, 263 Conn. 923, 823 A.2d 1216 (2003), the Court specifically stated that "although any one of the hearsay statements, alone, would not have substantially prejudiced the defendant's right to a fair trial, the cumulative effect of the witnesses' testimony, we believe, escalated the harm to a constitutional level." Id., 693.