Father's Alleged Confession can be Used in Court

Father's Alleged Confession can be Used in Court

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(Ogden-AP) -- An Ogden judge has ruled that an alleged confession by a father accused of squeezing his young son to death CAN be used as evidence in court.

Patrick Tilt faces a murder charge in the death of his five-month-old son. A defense attorney sought to have an alleged confession made to police kept out of the court evidence -- because the confession was not recorded on tape.

Second District Judge Scott Hadley denied the motion to suppress the confession. He said he was convinced that the police obtained an accurate account of what Tilt said that day. He also noted that Tilt signed the document, indicating the statement was made voluntarily.

The detective who took the confession described how the defendant reportedly squeezed the baby to death and then slept next to the body for several hours.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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