Attorney wants confession tossed | Crime
The defense attorney for mass murderer Jacob Shaffer wants her client's confession tossed out of court. She says investigators violated Shaffer's constitutional rights.
Shaffer pleaded guilty to killing 5 people in Lincoln County, Tennessee. The victims included his estranged wife, members of her family, and a family friend.
Shaffer is also accused of killing Sidney Dempsey the same day in Huntsville. Shaffer has not gone to court on that capital murder charge.
Shaffer's attorney says a Tennessee deputy on the scene of the murders did not advise Shaffer of his rights. The motion goes on to say investigators from Tennessee and Alabama continued questioning Shaffer after he requested an attorney.
A Madison County judge has set a hearing on this matter. It is scheduled for September 18th. Shaffer's trial is set for October 29th.