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Attorney wants confession thrown out

Attorney wants confession thrown out

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(KSL News) An attorney for a man accused of going on a crime spree last year wants his client's confession tossed out of court.

The Deseret News reports Robert Preece's attorney claims his client involuntarily confessed to several crimes so police wouldn't charge a woman who was found with Preece at the time of his arrest.

A judge said he'll wait to decide on the request to toss out the confession to give Preece time to think about any possible plea deal.

Preece is accused of robbing several businesses and a bank at gunpoint after he was accidentally released from Salt Lake County jail last September.

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