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EVIDENCE - Admissibility - Prejudicial evidence - Confessions and statements by the accused - Voluntariness

Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 12:20 PM  

Appeal by the accused, Kelly, from a conviction for first degree murder. In 2000, the accused reported his common law spouse missing. In 2004, her body was found by land surveyors in a remote wooded area. An autopsy revealed she died from a single .22-calibre gunshot wound to the back of the head. Police considered the accused the primary suspect and conducted several interviews. After one interview in 2006, the officer pursued the accused to his vehicle. During a heated exchange, the officer revealed the calibre...