EXCITED UTTERANCE

excited utterance. A statement about a startling event made under the stress and excitement of the event. • An excited utterance may be admissible as a hearsay exception. Fed. R. Evid. 803(2). Cf. PRESENT SENSE IMPRESSION. [Cases: Criminal Law 363–368; Evidence 120. C.J.S. Criminal Law §§ 454, 831, 867–876; Evidence § 349.]