Defense seeks suppression of murder case statements

Attorneys for Juan Mendoza are seeking to have statements he made to police regarding the slaying of Mario Gonzalez two years ago in Carthage kept out of evidence at his trial. Mendoza, 47, is charged with second-degree murder and is set for trial the week of July 14. Gonzalez, 43, was found hacked to death April 25, 2012, near a camp on the banks of Spring River on the north side of Carthage

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