Archive for Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Judge says confession admissible

November 19, 2003

The alleged confession from a Missouri man accused of killing his developmentally delayed son will be admissible when he stands trial for the slaying next year.

Raymond Boothe, Cameron, Mo., is charged in Leavenworth County District Court with first-degree murder in connection with the Aug. 27, 2002, death of his 11-year-old son, Levi.

Boothe allegedly stabbed the boy with needle-nose pliers and then left him along the side of Interstate 70 in Leavenworth County.

During a hearing last Wednesday, district Judge Frederick Stewart denied a motion from Boothe's attorney to suppress statements Boothe made to authorities following his arrest. In the statement, Boothe admitted he killed his son, prosecutors said.

Boothe's trial was scheduled to begin Dec. 15, but it has been delayed until Jan. 26.

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