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Policarpio Espinoza Perez
Jurors hear 2004 statement by murder defendant
Jurors hear 2004 statement by murder defendant

For the first time in three trials in the 2004 slashing deaths of three children in Northwest Baltimore, jurors on Monday heard a nine-year-old statement by one of the suspects describing his nephew emerging shirtless from a rear window of the apartment in which the victims were killed. The tape-recorded statement by Policarpio Espinoza Perez, charged in the killings with his nephew, Adan Espinoza Canela, was played in Baltimore Circuit Court for the first time since the May 2004 killings of three young relatives because he is now being tried separately. In the first two trials — the first ended in a mistrial and the second was overturned on appeal — Espinoza Perez and Espinoza...