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Criminal Law : Custodial Interrogation – Waiver – Coercion

Where a defendant in a first-degree assault case argued that the trial court erred in refusing to suppress his incriminating statements to police, the defendant’s lack of sleep did not amount to police coercion, and under the totality of the circumstances, the defendant’s decision to waive his privilege against self-incrimination was voluntary, and the court also did not err in denying the defendant’s motion to suppress a video reenactment of the shooting because the defendant had not revoked his previous waiver of his privilege against self-incrimination.

Judgment is affirmed.

State v. Cannon (MLW No. 68320/Case No. ED101416 – 10 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Hess, J.) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis County, Bresnahan, J. (Emmett D. Queener for appellant) (Richard A. Starnes for respondent).

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