12-year-old’s homicide confession is case for debate on recorded interrogations

A 12-year-old reclusive bookworm with a speech impediment proved no match for a team of seasoned police investigators who pressured him to confess to strangling his younger sister. Did police pry the truth from a cunning killer, or bully a boy into giving a false confession while the real killer got away with murder?

A growing number of states are requiring police to record the entire interrogation in homicide cases to help prevent such uncertainty. In Tennessee, it has become a polarizing issue as lawmakers continue to debate a similar mandate here.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/jan/08/breaking-thomas-they-wouldnt-believe-me/

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