Confession Not Voluntary
Feb 05, 2020
Trial court erred in denying defendant’s motion to suppress his confession. Defendant’s confession was involuntary where interrogating officers made constant vague offers to help defendant yet failed to explain or clarify the limits of their authority. Viewing totality of officers’ statements that led to confession, court concludes that defendant’s confession was the product of the officers giving defendant an unrealistic hope of leniency and delusions as to his true position. Conviction Reversed, erroneous admission of confession was not harmless. New trial ordered.
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MOORE v. STATE Confession Not Voluntary.pdf