Father, son ask judge to bar use of statements in trial in 2011 SW Pa. stabbing death


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UNIONTOWN, Pennsylvania — A father and son charged in the stabbing death of a man in southwestern Pennsylvania are asking a judge to bar prosecutors from using statements they allegedly made to police.

Forty-two-year-old Robert Daniels Jr. and 18-year-old Robert Daniels III are charged in Fayette County in the June 2011 stabbing death of 56-year-old David Gida following a party in the victim's apartment in Connellsville, about 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard (http://bit.ly/1qxgij2 ) reports that the younger defendant's attorney on Tuesday challenged the qualifications of a psychiatrist who evaluated his teenage client's capacity to waive his right against self-incrimination.

The older man's attorney questioned whether his client was allowed to speak with an attorney after saying he wanted to do so and before he talked about the crime.


Information from: Herald-Standard, http://www.heraldstandard.com/

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