The incident that cast a pall over the famed basketball tournament (see previous post, here).
The ruling by Seventh Circuit Judge Thomas Trimble came in the case of Simon Torres, 20, who was scheduled to go on trial next week for first-degree murder, according to this story by Andrea J. Cook of the Rapid City (S.D.) Journal.
The Dec. 16 shooting outside the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center took the life of Shane Bordeaux, 20.
Cook reports that Torres’ confession came after being interviewed for about an hour and 40 minutes. Although he was given a Miranda warning and did not request a lawyer, he repeatedly said he wanted to stop the interview. The judge found that indicated he wished to uphold his right to remain silent
Attorneys say they may now need to locate additional witnesses, which could delay the trial.