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Accusation Not Coercive (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses the trial court’s suppression of defendant’s confession and remands for trial; defendant voluntarily appeared for questioning at the sheriff’s office four months before her arrest and confessed to stealing to pay her rent; the investigator’s accusation did not make the questioning custodial. Defendant was employed at a convenience store.  She took ...