- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Supreme Court says prosecutors can use a prison interview against the new suspect in the killing of a Palisade woman in 1994.

The court ruled Monday that Douglas Thames knowingly waived his Miranda rights before talking to authorities in 2012 about the murder of Jacie Taylor, overturning a decision from a judge in Mesa County.

Robert Dewey served nearly 16 years in prison for Taylor’s murder before DNA evidence in the case exonerated him. He was freed in 2012. Investigators say the DNA evidence implicated Thames, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Susan Doll of Fort Collins.

In the interview, The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction (https://bit.ly/1LT34Zc ) reported that Thames said he lived near Taylor but denied knowing her or being inside her apartment.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com

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