Man charged in toddler's death wants statements dismissed

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BURLINGTON, Vt. >> A man charged in the July 2014 death of a two-year-old has requested that a Burlington judge dismiss statements he made during police questioning before his arrest.

The Burlington Free Press reports the motion filed by attorneys representing 28-year-old Joshua Blow was the subject of a two-day hearing Monday and Tuesday in Burlington Superior Court.

The motion states that Blow should've been read his Miranda Rights and that police used coercive tactics to obtain statements regarding the death of Aiden Haskins.

The officers say they confirmed that the Burlington man was speaking to them voluntarily numerous times.

If the court rules in Blow's favor, statements he made that include multiple stories detailing Haskins' death would be inadmissible.

Blow has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the case.

Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com


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