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Conway allows murder confession as evidence

Cary Ashby • Feb 1, 2011 at 12:08 PM

A murder confession made before a Bellevue man was given his Miranda rights will be allowed as evidence during his Huron County Common Pleas Court trial.

Judge Jim Conway announced during Monday's pretrial hearing he was denying defense attorney Reese Wineman's motion to have his client's murder confession thrown out of court. The judge didn't elaborate on his reasoning.

Defendant Clifford W. Beach, 80, of 166 Walnut St., Bellevue, is scheduled to go to trial next Tuesday on charges of aggravated murder, murder and gross abuse of a corpse in connection with bludgeoning his wife to death.

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