- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) - A judge has denied a motion to suppress statements made by a murder suspect to law officers.

The Paragould Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/2aJ2G1d ) that a defense attorney for 31-year-old Stacy Keplinger argued Tuesday that Keplinger’s statements were made before she was read her Miranda rights and should be suppressed.

Keplinger is one of three people charged with capital murder in the Dec. 23 shooting death of 45-year-old Stacy Quintana at Lorado Grocery in Greene County. Officers testified Tuesday that after Keplinger was arrested, she said she thought she had killed a woman and that the shooting was an accident.

Circuit Court Judge Brent Davis agreed with prosecutors who said the statements were made voluntarily by Keplinger and were not the result of unconstitutional questioning by officers.

___

Information from: Paragould Daily Press, http://www.paragoulddailypress.com/

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide