Woman wants statements to police on boyfriend's stabbing death thrown out

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HYDE PARK, Vermont — A woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend after a night of heavy drinking in February says investigators improperly forced her to talk and rejected her requests to go home.

The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/1odI39s) Jeanette Maxfield's lawyers say she was left with no other option. They want her statements thrown out.

The 23-year-old Maxfield has been held without bail at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility since pleading not guilty Feb. 18 to second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing of 48-year-old Christopher Cafferky.

She says in a court document she was blacked out, and when she woke up she found him dead and herself covered in blood.

She said she had multiple personalities and there was "somebody else in my head."

Prosecutor Joel Page opposes throwing out the statements.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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