Defendant, while in the custody of police officers, confessed to the crime of murder. It was shown that the police officers during the course of defendant's examination, stated to the defendant that "it was better for him to tell the whole truth," and ''You are not telling the truth, give us the truth on this," "You might as well tell the truth; to me now," "I advise you to tell the truth in this case." In the subsequent prosecution of the defendant for murder, it was held that the confession was properly admissible notwithstanding these statements by the officers. Commonwealth v. Mabey, (Mass. 1937) 12 N. E. (2d) 61.
Dan K. Cook,
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE - ADMISSIBILITY OF CONFESSIONS - EXHORTATIONS TO TELL THE TRUTH,
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