Feb 3, 2016 3:22 PM
Lawyers for Merrimack man accused of murdering wife want statements to police withheld
The Associated Press
MERRIMACK (AP) - Lawyers for a Merrimack man charged with killing his wife are seeking to suppress statements he made to police.
Attorneys say statements 63-year-old Joseph Lawrence made before trial weren't voluntary due to his mental and physical state after the shooting.
Police said Lawrence initially told them that his wife's gun accidentally discharged after an argument. They said Lawrence later said he shot his wife intentionally.
His lawyers say Lawrence made the statements before his Miranda rights were read.