No action taken yet on Dacedric Ward’s confession in capital murder case

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – No decision was made in Limestone County Circuit Court on defense attorneys’ efforts to have a confession from Dacedric Ward suppressed in his capital murder trial.

Ward, 24, is charged with killing 18-year-old Jason West at the Sonic on County Line Road in Madison in December 2016.

Thursday morning, Ward and his attorneys were in court for a hearing on a motion to suppress a confession Ward gave investigators. His attorneys claim Ward signed a Miranda rights waiver without having his rights sufficiently explained.

The judge planned to review video of Ward’s confession in his chambers before making a decision. The defense has until Feb. 11 to submit a written brief in regards to the motion to suppress.

Prosecutors and Ward’s attorneys declined to comment after the hearing.

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