Prosecutor Talks About Case After Judge Drops Murder Confession
Posted January 12, 2005 2:54 a.m. EST
RALEIGH, N.C. — A local prosecutor says law enforcement officers must be careful about how they get confessions from suspects.
On Monday, a judge threw out a murder confession in Carrboro because officers used fake documents to get it, something that is often done to solve a crime.
The case deals with Andrew Dalzell is accused of killing Deborah Key, though her body was never found.
"The judge ruled that's the law, and we don't want any other cases or evidence lost because of a violation of the same ruling," said Orange/Chatham County District Attorney Carl Fox.
Fox is sending a copy of the judge's order to police and deputies in his area.