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Serna's Attorneys Want Confession Tossed Out

Attorneys for the Champaign County teen charged with last year’s shootings at West Liberty High School are trying to get their clients' confession tossed out. Attorneys for 18-year-old Ely Serna have told a judge the confession shouldn’t be allowed at trial because he didn’t understand his rights at the time. A ruling on the motion is pending. Serna's attorneys say he has been diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and an eating disorder. His trial is scheduled for April.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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