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Judge denies use of Katie Stockton's alleged confession in trial

Judge denies use of Katie Stockton's alleged confession in trial

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By Michael Peppers

ROCKFORD (WREX)

Katie Stockton's alleged confession will not be used in her trial.  

A Winnebago County judge denied a request to reconsider.  The confession allegedly happened in 2009 shortly after Stockton was arrested.  She is charged for the 2004 murder of her infant daughter Baby Chrystal.  The child's body was found lying along side the road near her parent's home in Rockton.

The Winnebago County States' Attorney's office tried to argue that Stockton waived her right to remain silent when she made what was believed to be incriminating statements to investigators.  However, the judge said transcripts of that conversation indicate the investigators initiated the discussion, not Stockton.

The judge also says Stockton made a clear request for a lawyer during the conversation.  The Winnebago County States Attorney's office wouldn't comment on the decision.

The jury trial for Stockton's murder case is set for June 25th at 9 a.m.  The status hearing for March 30th at 1:30 p.m. 

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