Saturday, January 31, 2009

8-Year-Old Confession Didn't Hold Up

In a followup of the case involving the eight-year-old Arizona boy charged with the murder of his father and his father's friend, it appears the prosecution has agreed to not use the murder confession he gave at the police station. They cite that he was not accompanied by a parent or a lawyer before he made his confession. It seems despite the fact that Arizona is willing to charge 8 year olds with murder, they're also willing to afford them with the same rights that adult murder suspects get. At least we can breathe a sigh of relief at that.

He is still a main suspect. It'll be up to the criminal justice system to determine if he did it and what his motive would have been. They're investigating the possibility that he was abused. They're also pondering on whether or not he's fit to stand trial, with a psychological evaluation deeming him incapable.

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