Police: Rights of man charged in killing were protected
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A state police sergeant has testified that the rights of a man charged with fatally stabbing a Chicopee woman in 2011 were protected during police interviews.
Dennis Rosa-Roman, of Westfield, has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of 20-year-old Amanda Plasse.
Plasse’s slaying remained unsolved for about two years until Rosa-Roman was tied to her death through DNA evidence. He was arrested in November 2013.
Rosa-Roman filed a motion to suppress statements he made to police after claiming he had asserted his rights to terminate a Nov. 5, 2013 interview with Sgt. Ronald Gibbons.
The Republican (http://bit.ly/1QlMLFu ) reports that in a recording heard in court Thursday, Rosa-Roman tells Gibbons that “I gotta go.”
Gibbons testified that he didn’t think that meant Rosa-Roman wanted to end the interview.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/