Sufficient authentication existed for printouts of cellular telephone text messages from father to mother, as required for messages to be admissible in proceeding on mother’s motion to modify child custody. Father identified telephone numbers associated with the messages as his own numbers and that he remembered sending some of the messages or portions of the messages, and mother testified that she had obtained the printout by attaching a cord to her computer, opening a file containing the messages, and printing the file.
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