‘If she did not witness it herself then it is still considered hearsay in a court of law. If a defendant said directly to someone “ I am going to kill so-and-so” but she did not see them do it then it is considered circumstantial hearsay. Just because the perp said it and it happened but RN didn’t witness it then Defense can say anyone could have done it but my client is being blamed because of what she said previous to the actual event. Same goes if AW tells RN she did it but RN didn’t see it happen Then RN is “assuming” AW did it cuz it happened. Again there is no proof so it is hearsay, therefore it is not admissible.