BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Attorneys for a man sentenced to life in prison for fatally beating a woman in Bismarck are arguing that some evidence should have been suppressed during his trial.
Morris Brickle-Hicks is appealing his murder conviction before the North Dakota Supreme Court. A jury convicted him last fall of killing 40-year-old Misty Coffelt in April 2016 behind a farm goods store. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The Bismarck Tribune reports Brickle-Hicks’ attorney, James Loraas, says incriminating statements and clothing evidence should have been suppressed because his client didn’t voluntarily waive his Miranda rights in a police interview.
Loraas has asked the high court to vacate Brickle-Hicks’ conviction or remand for a new trial. The court did not immediately rule.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com
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