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North Carolina now taping murder suspect statements

RALEIGH (AP) -- Police in North Carolina are now taping their interviews with homicide suspects, under a new law that took effect last month. Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, told The News & Observer of Raleigh it's a relatively new idea. Some police agencies are using audio recording. The News & Observer reported Monday that the Raleigh Police Department has installed a $22,244 system to record the statements. Pittsboro Police Chief David Collins said his department is struggling to find the money to meet the requirements. Dieter says taping can prevent false confessions. The New York-based Innocence Project estimates false confessions happened in one-fourth of the cases where DNA has since freed prisoners. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Taping of Homicide Suspects been a law is terrific! It want be anymore, "I said" or "you said" now for sure. This way the T's are crossed and the I's are dotted for the Judge will see the truth in all cases. I feel that crimes are horrific in murder cases most of all in my heart now. I want to praise all persons involved in getting this law passed for it will help others understand more about the truth on the video tapings of ones loved one that got murdered. Their closure will come quicker for all families. It would be hard for a Killer to get out of the Murder if the video taping of homicide suspects now prove they did it. It will be an open and shut case after that! This is awesome! This made my day today after I read this article and "Praise The LORD" for this is my blessing in deguise. My niece's murder in my heart says today because of this article, the then Sheriff Ronald Hewett of Brunswick County, North Carolina, did all he could by not only catching and arresting the murder suspect but put her behind bars. I thought more could have been done but now I know. I pray all the time for everyone not to bear this burden but justice will prevail. Have a Blessed Day and make sure you tell everyone how much you love them for this may be the last day of their life. Thank You, WWAY News Channel 3 for I love you.

Fresh new idea

Audio taping was a new idea in the 1900's before the turn of the century in the last millenium, like light bulbs and cars.