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Evidence Suppression Sought In 2019 Murder Case

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A man accused of fatally stabbing a woman in 2019 is seeking to have evidence in his case suppressed because he did not “knowingly and intelligently” waive his Miranda rights while being questioned by law enforcement.

According to a motion filed with the court, Shawn Ryan Andrews was not capable of waiving his rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment due to schizophrenia. The motion states a witness in the case reported to officers that Andrews “was hearing voices early in the day” and that he told police he may have been drugged.

 

Andrews “clearly told the officers that he did not remember what happened, and he made numerous nonsensical statements to the officers in response to their questions,” the motion states. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

 

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.