Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:13 AM
Updated: Nov 8, 2012 8:15 AM
NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) A judge in Bowie County is deciding whether law enforcement legally obtained an alleged confession from a teenager accused in a triple killing.
The Texarkana Gazette reports (http://is.gd/qbIzgT) that District Judge Leon F. Pesek Jr. heard testimony Wednesday on statements made by 18-year-old Rachel Pittman.
Pittman is charged in the 2011 deaths of 34-year-old Amanda Doss and her two children, 11-year-old Guinevere Doss and 8-year-old Texas Johnson.
Sheriff James Prince testified Wednesday that Pittman called police and said she had information about the killings. The sheriff testified that when he met with the teen, she said, "I killed Amanda." Prince said he then read Pittman her Miranda rights.
Pittman's attorneys are challenging the confession. Pittman is set for trial Jan. 14 in Rusk County.
Information from: Texarkana Gazette, http://www.texarkanagazette.com