I’m studying for my Law class and need an explanation.
Please answer the following question with a 300-word response. You must also reply to at least two students with a 150-word response.
In 2007, John Couey was tried and convicted for the murder of Jessica Lunsford in a Miami- Dade County courtroom. He was convicted despite the fact that his confession was ruled inadmissible by the trial judge. Research his case. Why was his confession thrown out? Do you agree with the judge’s decision to throw out the confession in this case? What is the logic in releasing a suspect who has confessed to a crime under circumstances that prohibit the use of that admission, when the police know that person committed the crime? Is this justice? Explain.