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Iowa judge: Interview inadmissible in murder trial


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Posted Online: Jan. 05, 2013, 12:08 am
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) A judge has ruled statements from a man charged with murder in a landlord's death will be inadmissible in his trial.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Judge Sean McPartland ruled Justin Marshall should have been read his Miranda rights at the beginning of an October 2009 interview with police.

The state argues Marshall did not need to be read his rights at the time because he was not considered a suspect until later.

McPartland ruled on Wednesday that the interview could be used only to discredit another witness during the trial, which is scheduled to start Jan. 22.

Marshall is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of John Versypt of Cordova, Ill. Another suspect has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. A third suspect also is awaiting trial.
















 



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