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Statements to Social Worker Suppressed (access required)

On the commonwealth’s appeal, a majority of the Court of Appeals affirms the trial court suppressing defendant’s statements to a social worker who surreptitiously recorded her interview with defendant about a child’s death:  the record supports the trial court finding that she used fraud, deceit, trickery and ambiguity precluding a valid waiver of Miranda rights; ...