- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico judge will not allow several comments made by a man charged with killing a police officer to be used against him in court.

Judge George Eichwald said Tuesday that most of interview state police officers held with Andrew Romero in the wake of his arrest is inadmissible because it continued after Romero clearly said he did not want to continue talking.

Romero is charged with murder in the May 2015 shooting death of Rio Rancho officer Gregg “Nigel” Benner.

Romero’s attorneys said the interrogation violated Romero’s rights not to self-incriminate, but prosecutors argued that Romero kept talking to police even though he understood the consequences.

Only about six pages of the 51-page interview transcript will be allowed as evidence in the upcoming trial, which begins September 6.

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