Attorneys want Kentucky school shooting suspect's statements tossed

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BENTON, Ky. (AP) - Attorneys for a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at school filed a motion to suppress his statements to investigators.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports Gabriel R. Parker's attorneys said his statements were not voluntary, violated his self-incrimination privileges and his right to counsel.

The motion says investigators did not obtain a proper waiver of Parker's Miranda rights, did not correctly contact Parker's mother and did not correctly comply with the mother's request for an attorney.

Marshall Commonwealth's Attorney Dennis Foust says he has until August 1 to respond to the motion.

Police say Parker fatally shot Preston Cope and Bailey Holt in January 2018.

Parker told police he thought about the shooting for a week, did not target anyone and did it to "break the monotony."



 
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