Security was very tight Friday morning as 19-year-old Micheal Layne was back in court on a motion from the prosecution to allow interviews conducted by Riley county police as evidence in the upcoming September murder trial.
Layne is charged with the murder of Steven Freele in December of 2011. Defense Attorney Jillian Waesche argued that the interviews were inadmissible due to the way the Miranda rights were read without initials being placed beside the individual rights to indicate Layne fully understood. Riley County Police Detective Sonia Gregoire testified that Layne’s understanding of his rights were backed by his signature at the bottom of the form.
Waesche asked Judge Wilson to view the portions of the video evidence that showed when the Miranda rights were signed.
Judge Wilson will view that evidence, and give his decision at a later date.