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Supreme Court rejects killer’s appeal

August 29, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling rejecting a convicted murderer’s argument that some evidence should have been suppressed at his trial.

Morris Brickle-Hicks appealed his conviction for killing Misty Coffelt in Bismarck in 2016. The 40-year-old woman was found fatally beaten behind a farm goods store. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Brickle-Hicks’ attorney, James Loraas, argued incriminating statements and clothing evidence should have been suppressed because his client didn’t voluntarily waive his Miranda rights in a police interview.

KXMB-TV says the Supreme Court upheld the district court ruling Tuesday.

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Information from: KXMB-TV, http://www.kxnet.com

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