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Preindictment Sting Not Custodial (access required)

On the commonwealth’s appeal, the Court of Appeals reverses the trial court order suppressing defendant’s statements in a recorded telephone conversation surreptitiously arranged by police;  defendant’s statements were voluntarily made in a noncustodial setting and it makes no difference that she earlier invoked her right to counsel in declining a lie detector test. Defendant began dating ...