- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A southeastern Pennsylvania man charged in a shooting death outside a bar last year has lost his bid to bar a jury from hearing his statements to police following the slaying.

The (Pottstown) Mercury (https://bit.ly/1fHkLEV ) reports that a Montgomery County judge on Tuesday denied the request by 27-year-old Michael Hinton of Norristown to throw out the statements.

Hinton and his cousin, 20-year-old Maurice Andrews Jr. of Pottstown, are scheduled to be tried separately in the March 2013 slaying of 27-year-old Victor Baez outside Brian’s Cafe in Pottstown.

Hinton and his attorney argued that the statements weren’t voluntary because he was questioned while awaiting treatment or being treated for gunshot wounds following the shooting.

Prosecutors said there was no indication that Hinton was confused or under the influence of medication.

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


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