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Teen's Murder Confession Not Admissible In Court


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A teen murder suspect's confession will not be admissible in court because he allegedly admitted to shooting and killing a man before he was read his rights.

A judge ruled in favor of murder suspect John "J.P." George on Wednesday.

In his written opinion, the judge called Clarksville Homicide Detective Alan Charvis' interrogation a "question first, Mirandize later" technique.

The judge cited prior cases where such confessions were ruled to be not permissible in a court of law.

George was allegedly paid $200 by brother and sister team Alexander and Rebecca Hart to kill their own father, 50-year-old Gilbert Hart in June 2009.

George was 15-years-old at the time. The Harts weren't much older, 17 and 19-years-old respectively.

George will face a jury trial later this month.

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