Georgia Court Tosses Murder Suspect's Confession Made In Nash County

Georgia's top court approved a decision by a trial judge to throw out a confession by a murder suspect who says he was coerced by authorities after his arrest in North Carolina.

The Georgia Supreme Court's unanimous ruling Monday upheld the decision by DeKalb Superior Court Judge Linda Warren Hunter to suppress the 2007 statement made by Patrick Lynch.

Lynch was indicted in 2007 for the stabbing death of Kory Gore.

The statement was given after Lynch was arrested in Nash County, N.C. following a high-speed chase. He says Nash County deputies beat him and stunned him with a Taser before they handed him over to DeKalb County detectives.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by A hurting father Location: Williamston on Mar 2, 2010 at 07:15 PM
    He confessed to robbing and murdering my son in October 2006. Now it looks like he will get away with it. How could the investigators be so careless? I will tell you why. When it comes to black on black crime they could care less.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Nov 3, 2009 at 02:15 PM
    Exactly what was he running from during the high speed chase?
  • by yeah right Location: RMT on Nov 3, 2009 at 01:32 PM
    you gotta be kidding me. how else cold they have obtained a confession?? Oh yeah...I guess it was probably their great investigative work. NOT!!!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2009 at 01:28 PM
    I will never understand how the court system always gives these thugs a break. They should of beat him more.
  • by Bill Location: Kinston on Nov 3, 2009 at 01:23 PM
    Sounds like they will probably let him go too. Maybe when he gets out he can move in nextdoor to the trial judge that signed the order to throw out his confession. Those 'two' crooks would make perfect neighbors
  • by really on Nov 3, 2009 at 12:51 PM
    Nash County does not even have Tasers. Don't believe me call them and ask them.
  • by hello Location: goldsboro,nc on Nov 3, 2009 at 09:57 AM
    I do not think that the deputies that were involved in this case did no wrong.This thug got what he deserved.

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