FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A man arrested for allegedly clubbing a Farmington man to death in May says he was too drunk to knowingly sign away his right to remain silent during a police interview.
The Daily-Times (http://bit.ly/s6Dez2 ) reports 22-year-old Donovan King faces a first-degree felony open count of murder for his alleged role in the murder of 40-year-old Kevin Lossiah. A second man is also charged with killing Lossiah.
King testified during a suppression hearing Thursday that he was drunk and high on marijuana when he was interviewed by police hours after the killing.
Police found Lossiah with a gaping head wound that exposed his skull and brain and was lying in a pool of his own blood inside an apartment.
Prosecutor Robert Gentile argued that King knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily signed the waiver and that his subsequent statements also were voluntary.
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