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Failure to give confession instruction not error (access required)

Where the district court is alleged to have erred by failing to instruct the jury “to give such weight to the confession as the jury feels it deserves under all the circumstances” when it admitted a confession into evidence, the defendant’s substantial rights were unaffected because general weight-of-the-evidence and witness-credibility instructions were given and the ...