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Former Va. Tech student asks judge to bar confession in killing

Former Va. Tech student asks judge to bar confession in killing

ROANOKE, Va. — A judge will consider whether to bar from trial the confession of a former Laurel resident and Virginia Tech student in connection with the slaying lastt year of a 13-year-old girl.

According to news outlets, Judge Robert Turk said Wednesday that he'll review lawyers' briefs and go through audio and video from the 27 hours that 19-year-old Natalie Keepers spent with investigators. He says he will decide before the trial, which is set to begin March 27.

Keepers, a graduate of Hammond High School, is charged with being an accessory to kidnapping and murder and with helping hide the body of seventh-grader Nicole Lovell last year.

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