Trial Date Set for Murder Suspect

Trial Date Set for Murder Suspect

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Feb. 25 trial date has been set for a suspect in a double slaying and rape who had part of his confession recently thrown out by a Utah Supreme Court ruling.

Last June, the Utah Supreme Court ruled that Edgar Tiedemann only partially invoked his Miranda rights. But the court said his statement, "I don't want to talk about it," was too vague to be taken that he didn't want to talk to police without an attorney. Attorneys for Tiedemann also pointed out he was intoxicated on paint thinner and had mental problems.

Tiedemann is accused of shooting three people in his trailer in 1991, killing two, and then raping a surviving woman.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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