Example: Excited utterance

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Vanessa was walking down street and suddenly fell to the ground after being stabbed by Darryl. Walter was walking down the same street, heard Vanessa scream and turned around and saw Darryl running away. Vanessa tells Walter that Darryl stabbed her. Under the excited utterance exception to the hearsay rule, Vanessa's statement to Walter would be admissible despite the fact that the statement itself is hearsay since it is a statement that concerns a startling event and Vanessa, the declarant, made the statement while still under the stress of the startling event.