Arguments are underway for Patrick Schroeder Wednesday October 7th after being convicted in a 2006 murder. He is wanting the Nebraska Supreme Court to throw out his life sentence, saying his confession to police was obtained illegally.
An attorney for Patrick Schroeder argues that before confessing, his client invoked his right to remain silent during an interrogation by police and was ignored. Robert Kortus, of the Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy, argues Schroeder's confession and evidence seized as a result shouldn't have been admitted at trial.
A Richardson County jury found Schroeder guilty following a second trial for the killing of 75-year-old farmer Kenneth Albers. A first trial ended in a mistrial after a Pawnee County jury deadlocked.