Nambe murder suspect wants confession thrown out

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Attorneys for a Nambe man accused of murdering a woman and living with her body for months want his confession thrown out.

Elvira Segura’s decomposing body was found in her home back in October 2016. The man accused in her murder, 57-year-old Robert Mondrian-Powell, was arrested weeks later in Las Cruces.

Mondrian-Powell’s attorney has filed a motion to throw out his confession. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, she claims police didn’t read Mondrian-Powell all of his rights when they arrested him.

The District Attorney’s Office was given an extension to respond, but failed to meet the new deadline.

Mondrian-Powell’s attorney is asking the statement to automatically be thrown out. No decision from the court yet.

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