MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to suppress statements to police by a Detroit-area man who authorities say killed four women after meeting them through online escort ads.
The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1gazddV ) Macomb County Circuit Court Judge James Biernat wrote in a recent order that he's satisfied James C. Brown "was not coerced to confess, and that his confession was the result of his free will."
Brown's attorney, Jeff Cojocar, says his client maintains his innocence. He wanted to keep statements from trial.
Brown is charged with killing the women at his Sterling Heights home and leaving their bodies in cars in Detroit in 2011. Brown told police he met the women on Backpage.com, which carries personal ads.
A hearing scheduled for Thursday could set a trial date.
Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com