- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a jury can hear a recorded conversation a man allegedly had with his mother about a shooting death outside a southeastern Pennsylvania bar a year ago.

The (Pottstown) Mercury (http://bit.ly/1pUXrJQ ) reports that the Montgomery County judge on Wednesday denied a request by 20-year-old Maurice Andrews Jr. of Pottstown to bar prosecutors from using the recording.

Andrews and his cousin, 27-year-old Michael Hinton, are to be tried separately in the March 2013 slaying of 27-year-old Victor Baez outside Brian’s Cafe in Pottstown.

Defense attorney Gregory DiPippo argued that the recording obtained at a district court holding room wasn’t supported by probable cause. But the judge ruled that authorities had reason to believe the defendant might talk about the location of the alleged murder weapon.

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Information from: The Mercury, http://www.pottsmerc.com

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