“I just like kept going and then I saw a car or a police car behind me and then that’s when I freaked out and was like I got to run into a pole a really sturdy pole or I could run into this car and go really fast I thought I could kill myself but I, I wasn’t planning on killing the other person umm that wasn’t my intention not at all I just wanted to hurt myself as bad as possible at the time. “
Is that a confession? Was the confession taken correctly? I am so confused so yes I am actually asking…
Question 1) What qualifies as a murder confession?
I am by all means not saying that Marilee is innocent…. But am I missing something? … I very well could be since no one really explains anything to me in this process. I get that she admits to doing what she did, but that statement highlighted above is all I see, that statement is what was provided to me. I do hope there is more, but where is it? And why do I not have it?
There’s more to this confession, but I feel that I need to dissect this and concentrate on one small, but significant portion at a time… and trust me this Is the big one. I will be sharing the other parts of Marilee’s interview. But from what I have been given this is it… this is her exact words on 6/30/2016 after killing Madi and Tyler. These are the words that directly correlate Marilee with their deaths.
I have had the Weber County police report since 8/2. The last week of September an attorney not involved with our case had agreed to look at everything and help out if he could. This attorney did give me the magic secret society lawyers club words that finally opened the forbidden passage way to my missing reports (FYI still missing Layton and Syracuse reports). Those magic words if anyone ever needs them are “complete file”. I was instructed to call my lawyer and say ” I need my complete file and I will be there at 3:00PM today to pick it up…. I was given these instructions on a Friday night and by 3:00pm the following Monday I had what I thought was my “complete file” .
Ok before I get into the next part I would like to explain that my intentions are not to look for something that the police detective did wrong. What I was after and what I did want to ask was….. Where did Marilee’s Dad go? He had been there… and I know I didn’t include the part of the police report that explains Dr. Gardner’s trip to the crime scene yet, but I will tell you what happened ….
Marilee had fled the seen, she ended up going to Winco which is on the same corner that the crash happened. She went in the store and called her father. He went and picked her up. He turned her over to the police, he spoke to one of the officers, he answered questions regarding what had happened that night and then he went home….
I do not see where her Dad had given permission for Marilee to be interviewed, if he did it’s missing from my reports. I looked for the following information because I am baffled at the fact that he handed her over and left. Again am I missing something? I don’t understand how this report ties anything together. I would think his permission would need to be documented…. This is a perfect example of the type of thing I am so frustrated over. The reports I have are choppy, they don’t tie together and they don’t make sense.
(d) No person other than a probation officer or a staff member of a detention facility shall be permitted to interview a child 14 years of age or older in a detention facility regarding an offense chargeable against the child without the consent of the child and the child’s parent, guardian or custodian after first advising said child of constitutional rights as described in Rule 26 and such rights having been knowingly and voluntarily waived by the child .
(e) If the child’s parent, guardian or custodian is not available, the consent of the court shall be obtained before interviewing a child in a detention facility.
In regards to the law highlighted above, again I am honestly confused. I really could only find this information, I have found other statements that contradict the above, but they have been on law firm websites. I am still trying to confirm. I think the above law might not apply because of the seriousness of the crime.
2) Are there exceptions to the laws regarding interrogation of minors depending on the seriousness of the crimes?
I am going to keep track of these questions as I write about all of the things I can’t wrap my head around, and there’s a lot!