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Emergency aid exception justified entry without warrant (access required)

Where police had an objectively reasonable basis to believe appellant was attempting suicide, their entry without a warrant into his apartment was justified under the Fourth Amendment’s emergency aid exception, as was a “cursory sweep” of the apartment, which revealed a murdered woman’s body. Appellant’s motion to suppress evidence was correctly denied. His convictions for abduction ...