Evidence from bodies of strangled parents can be used in son's retrial

NEW BRUNSWICK — A Superior Court judge on Wednesday ruled that evidence from the bodies of a South Brunswick man’s parents can be used in his murder retrial early next year.

Michael Maltese, 29, whose murder conviction for strangling his parents in 2008 was overturned by the state Supreme Court, will be tried again in January.

Because Maltese’s inadmissible confession led authorities to his parent bodies, the dispute about whether the remains could be used during his Jan. 16 retrial centered around one hypothetical question: Would police have found the bodies without his confession?

“I think the …read more

Source: NJ.com Middlesex

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