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Criminal – Search & Seizure – Voluntariness – Suppression – Statements In Ambulance (access required)

Defendant's incriminatory statements, made in response to police questioning which occurred while defendant was in the ambulance on his way to the hospital, were not voluntary and therefore were inadmissible. The trial court's conclusion to this effect was based on evidence that defendant was in pain, his vision blurred, and he was unable to understand "everything ...