Redacted Autopsy Report as Evidence in New York

In People v. Freycinet, 41 AD3d 731, 839 N.Y.S.2d 770 [2d Dept 2007], lv granted 9 N.Y.3d 922, 875 N.E.2d 896, 844 N.Y.S.2d 177 [2007], affirmed 11 NY3d 38, 892 N.E.2d 843, 862 N.Y.S.2d 450 [June 26, 2008]) a redacted autopsy report was considered non-testimonial in that it generally presented an objective account of the facts concerning what happened to the victim in question. The autopsy report involved in the Freycinet case did not directly link the defendant to the crime, and thus, was accepted by the Court as a business record.