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Criminal – Request For Counsel – Murder & Firearm Convictions (access required)

A defendant’s confession was a critical part of the commonwealth’s case and the trial court erred in not recognizing that defendant’s statement, “That’s what I want, a lawyer,” was an unequivocal request for counsel that should have been honored by police, the Court of Appeals holds. Here, because defendant’s words as relevant to his invocation of ...

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