TITLE

Taped confession won't be used

AUTHOR(S)
R.N.S.
PUB. DATE
June 1996
SOURCE
Christian Century;6/05/96, Vol. 113 Issue 19, p611
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the decision by Oregon Prosecutor Doug Harcleroad not to use in a criminal prosecution suspect Conan Wayne Hale's taped confession to Roman Catholic priest Timothy Mockaitis. Church officials' demand that tape and transcripts be destroyed; Prosecutors' proposal to tap Hale when they learned he had asked to speak with a priest.
ACCESSION #
9606156423

 

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