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State Supreme Court reinstates homicide conviction for Weston man

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MADISON (AP) -

The state Supreme Court has reinstated a homicide conviction against a central Wisconsin man accused of stabbing a teenager.

Devin W. Felix, now 23, of Weston, pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional homicide in the death of 18-year-old Nathaniel Davids outside a party in Schofield in 2007.

But the 3rd District Court of Appeals reversed the conviction last year and sent the case back to the circuit court for a new trial. The appeals court ruled the judge should have suppressed Felix's statements and other physical evidence because police arrested Felix without a warrant.

The Supreme Court ruled the evidence was fair game because Felix made the statements outside his home and police obtained the evidence after the arrest.

Felix's attorney didn't immediately return a message.

 

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