Knightdale Murder Trial Proceeds with Taped Interrogation

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A jury sat in a Wake County courtroom earlier this week watching a videotaped interrogation. A Knightdale police officer and a North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agent were asking a suspect about his involvement in a January 2010 homicide. The suspect’s statements during that interrogation are the only evidence the prosecution has that he
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Documentary Explores Police Interview Tactics, ‘false Confession’ P2

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North Carolina’s Innocence Inquiry Commission was created to address inmates’ claims that they had been wrongfully convicted. While the commission’s process — if not its very existence — has come under fire, the media has highlighted stories of men who say they were tricked into confessing to crimes they did not commit. Faced with serious
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Documentary Explores Police Interview Tactics, ‘false Confession’

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A documentary about police interview procedures garnered new interest recently. The defendant in the case at the film’s center heard last month that his murder conviction was upheld by an appellate court. The case was not in North Carolina, but the subject of false confessions has loomed large in the state’s Innocence Inquiry Commission cases.
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