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Ruling changed scope of Miles' case

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By John Davis

PAGELAND – Prosecutors had planned to seek the death penalty against Gary Miles in the death of 43-year-old Dennis Clayton.

But prosecutors abandoned those plans after a judge ruled a confession it planned to enter as evidence was inadmissible.

The reason: a former Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office investigator who interviewed Miles in 2006 did not read him his Miranda rights.

"It changed everything," 4th Circuit Solicitor Jay Hodge said. "On one hand, you had a confession that he did it, and on the other hand, you have nothing."


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