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John Burkoff on the Trial of Richard Poplawski for Murdering Three Pittsburgh Police Officers

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June 22, 2011

Professor John Burkoff commented on the court's exclusion of a statement made by the defendant's mother, in which she told police that her son killed police officers.  Professor Burkoff said that the judge probably kept the statement out of the trial because it seems conclusive on exactly the issue that the jury must decide: whether or not Poplawski killed the three officers.



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