Dalzell, Seahorn file motion to suppress some evidence
The man some believe is responsible for the mysterious 1997 disappearance and suspected murder of a local woman has filed a motion to suppress remaining evidence.
Andrew Douglas Dalzell faces six counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of identity fraud, one count of obtaining property by false pretenses and larceny by employee.
Dalzell and his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Susan Seahorn, filed a motion earlier this month to suppress evidence they believed was obtained illegally by the Carrboro Police Department.
Earlier this year Dalzell’s confession to the murder of Deborah Leigh Key was suppressed after the judge ruled that police used unconstitutional means to obtain the statement and that Dalzell was not read his Miranda rights. In June, the charge of second-degree murder was dismissed due to lack of evidence.
Seahorn writes that the remaining charges are “all a product of the same investigation and are factually entwined with the now dismissed murder charge.”
Dalzell is set to appear in Superior Court on Sept. 20 or 21.
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