May a Judge Admit into Evidence an Anonymous 911 Call Without it Being Authenticated?

A call to 911 can be used with an ulterior purpose to direct police to harass someone, often by one spouse against another spouse who is angling for increased child support or an ex-girlfriend seeking to hassle a cheating boyfriend.  The call can also be entirely legitimate and trustworthy. Sometimes, police investigate and find evidence of a crime that was not mentioned in a 911 call.  If the caller cannot be identified, may the call recording be used?  After all, under the Sixth Amendment, the accused has the right to confront the witnesses be proffered against him.  Without authentication, is this right violated?  Click on the following link to find out.

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