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Waiver Upheld Despite Language Issues (access required)

Although this 44-year-old murder defendant claims he could not make a knowing, intelligent and voluntary waiver of his rights because of his intellectual disabilities and difficulties, as a speaker of Vietnamese, the Fairfax Circuit Court denies defendant’s motion to suppress his statements to police. All defendant’s interactions with police, from the moment he voluntarily entered the ...