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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Confession of Seven Year Old Questioned

A newspaper report discusses questions raised about a 7 year old in Pennsylvania who allegedly confessed to setting a fatal fire. Relatives claim that the boy was miles away when the fire started, that the victim was burining trash in his yard before the house fire started, that the police offered the child treats to confess, and falsely told him that a videotape showed him starting the fire. Jack Chin

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