State v. Seale

In State v. Seale, 853 P.2d 862 (Utah 1993), the Court addressed an issue factually similar to the one raised here. The trial court in Seale made the specific findings required by the statute and Nelson, but did not reduce them to writing. The record, we said, "considered . . . as a whole," indicated the trial court's careful examination of the circumstances under which the hearsay statements were made, thus satisfying Utah Code Ann. section 76-5-411's findings requirement. Id. Although the findings had not been reduced to writing, we saw "no reason why oral findings, duly recorded, did not satisfy that requirement." Id. at 872 n.5.