Authenticated and Verified Transcript of the Defendant's Tape-Recorded Statement Published to the Jury but Not Admitted Into Evidence

In Grimes v. State, 244 So. 2d 130, 135 (Fla. 1971), the accuracy of the transcript was not an issue. In Grimes, the transcript of the defendant's tape- recorded statement had been properly authenticated by the officer who recorded it. The court thus explained that "the transcription was properly authenticated by the person who took the statement and who verified that the transcript was the same evidence as the recording." 244 So. 2d at 135. Therefore, this Court found no error where the transcript was published to the jury, but not admitted into evidence or used by the jurors during deliberations. See id.; see Hill v. State, 549 So. 2d 179, 182 (Fla. 1989).