Contact Us

Prosecutors Seek to Reinstate Maricela Diaz Murder Confession

Gavel
File Photo

MITCHELL – State prosecutors in South Dakota say a teenager’s alleged murder confession should be reinstated because she freely gave it to police.

The state Supreme Court is considering an appeal of a judge’s decision last August to toss out the alleged confession because he said Maricela Diaz didn’t waive her Miranda rights.

The Daily Republic reports prosecutors say in their written brief to the Supreme Court that Diaz was advised of her right to remain silent twice in English and once in Spanish, and that Diaz wasn’t confused when she was questioned in the November 2009 death of Jasmine Guevara of Mitchell.

Defense attorneys have until mid-March to file their brief.

Diaz was 15 years old at the time of the killing but is being tried in adult court.

More Mitchell News

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Best of Hot 104.7

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://hot1047.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Hot 104.7 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Hot 104.7 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.