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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Kokomo, Indiana Local briefs Vohn i Friday crash an 85yearold woman injured in a Friday Accident at ind 19 and ind 22 died unexpectedly sunday morn ing from head injuries she suffered in the trocar crash Deputy Coroner Mike Harper said Thelma Cooprider Park Road died at am sunday at Saint Joseph Hospital health Center her death was caused by head injuries she suffered in the Friday crash Cooprider was a passenger in a 1990 Ford Taurus driven by Margie Miller Bringhurst which was travelling West on ind 22 the report said the Taurus was attempting to turn onto ind 19 and turned into the path of an eastbound car driven by Conni Julius 51 Greentown Julius was not injured the report said another passenger in the Taurus e Christine Miscoi 79 suffered minor injuries and was not admitted to the Hospital beating trial to the trial against one of two relatives charged in last years beating and robbery of a 56 year old Man is expected to Conduce today with dosing arguments and deliberations prosecutors wrapped up their Case against Rickey Osborne 34 916 w Jackson St wednesday in Superior court 1 after calling nearly 20 witnesses including co defendant Charles Osborne 21 the Nephew of Rickey Osborne he testified the crime was his uncles idea the victim Dan Williams has since died from an unrelated illness police said As part of a plea agreement Charles Osborne agreed to testify against his Uncle said Kolc Rao police sgt Donald Whitefield the investigating if Lifler in the Case originally prosecutors charged the elder Osborne with burglary and robbery in january Deputy prosecutor Mick Krebes added the attempted murder charge and an habitual offender charge the two relatives Are accused of breaking into Williams Home at 1220 n Philips St Between 4 and dec hitting him repeatedly in the head and robbing him of his Cash before fleeing out the Back door Hackett of Mig he Ortler Tribune staff writer when Kokomo police chief Charles Hackett began his career in Law enforcement Reading a suspect his or her Miranda rights was part of the Job prior to his joining the department in 1967 the supreme court had ruled that police and other Law enforcement officers read suspects their right to remain silent until counsel was retained you learn to live with said Hackett of Miranda rights which the supreme court decided on in 1966 i remember when i started on the Force older police officers were saying it would be the ruination of Law but really it was just a matter of adjustment the supreme court has decided to examine the 1966 ruling again and some say will modify it so that evidence gained before rights Are read such As a confession can be allowed As evidence in court the court is expected to make a ruling by next summer Howard county sheriff Jerry Marr said the Law created a Loop Hole for suspects suspects con fess real fast before we can read them their since the suspect confessed before his or her rights were read the Case is often thrown out because suspects say they were coerced into confess ing still Marr said Miranda is an accepted practice and is stressed at the Academy its a key element in what evidence can be presented in Marrs not sure whether Miranda should be changed saying i want to see More but he Kokomo Tribune thursday dec a3 with sound of music Junior guitar gift Casio 5 piece drum sets Harmonicas s5 amp combo open sunday is 106 w Walnut North Side of Square Kokomo Indiana Thomas Kinkade Art gifts Glass ornaments custom framing Corner of main and Markland 765 4520065 hours Monfil 10am4pm lasik seminar tuesday evening december 14 at the Lafayette Eye Center 3746 Rome drive Lafayette we would like to invite you to learn More about lasik surgery in Lafayette we Hope to help you sort out All your questions while presenting options available to you this will be an informative no obligation Opportunity to personally evaluate corrective surgery for conditions like nearsightedness 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against him but some Legal analysts have argued that the supreme court never directly tied the Miranda warning to the fifth amendment which might mean it was not based on the Constitution that is where the opening lies to change the Law if the Law is changed said defense local lawyer Charlie Scruggs rogue police officers May be getting the upper hand Over commonsense Justice until Miranda came along police with All Good intentions were out of people would confess to crimes they didst commit under Stro Garm he said the Kokomo lawyer said the supreme court in his View will do something with the existing Law there will be some modification they wont scrap it Thall never Scruggs said said the part of the Law now under review a suspect talking before rights have been read should remain intact to control certain rogue cops who think a confession is the end of the Hackett said there is a Fine line Between coercion and just Good old fashioned but Overall he supports the Miranda Law saying it 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