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Jury Hears Murder Confession In Eric Lane Trial

Posted June 29, 2005

— Testimony continues Wednesday in the Eric Lane murder trial, but jurors already heard his confession.

On Tuesday, an investigator read a written confession from Lane.

Relatives cried as they listened to details about how Lane says he killed 5-year-old Precious Whitfield and disposed of her body.

Lane's lawyers said the confession should be thrown out because Lane only made the statement after State Bureau of Investigation agents lied to him.

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