Sunday, January 8, 2012

12-year-old's homicide confession is case for debate on recorded interrogations

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/jan/08/breaking-thomas-they-wouldnt-believe-me/

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"I was terrified," he said. "They wouldn't believe me and they said they would give me the death penalty." At 12, Thomas never could have faced a death sentence, but he didn't know that. Nor did he know that police are allowed to lie to get a confession. During his hours at the police station, it was the boy versus a local Camden police supervisor, a detective, a state police investigator and a deputy prosecuting attorney. Investigators initially recorded their interrogation, when Thomas denied harming his sister 36 times..........

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