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Elkhart teen to stand trial for murder, attorney wants statements tossed

GOSHEN, Ind. – An Elkhart teen accused of murder will stand trial Monday. The teen’s attorney wants any incriminating statements the teen made to police when he was 14-years-old thrown out.

According to The Elkhart Truth, 16-year-old D’Angelo Honorable is charged with the fatal shooting of 34-year-old Teketa Hixson on Nov. 30, 2016. He was 14-years-old a the time of the shooting.

Police say Honorable fired four bullets into Hixson’s home following a heated argument with another teenager who lived here.

Honorable’s attorney, Peter Soldato, filed a motion to suppress any statements the teen made to Elkhart Police during the time of his arrest.

The Elkhart Truth reports Soldato argues the teen never acknowledged he understood his Miranda rights. He always argues the statements were in violation of Honorable’s constitutional rights and Indiana law that a juvenile may waive his rights to be silent only under certain conditions.

Soldato said a large portion of Honorable’s statement was taken after he asked for an attorney.

Honorable’s trial begins at 8:30 a.m.

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