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Friend was questioned about a murder

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A year ago detective's came up to new york from colorado
To question my best friend about a murder. They said his
DNA was on the body of a hooker. They didnt arrest my friend denied having
Anything to do with it and they made him take a lie detector test
Which he passed. They didnt arrest him and flew back to colorado.
Should he hire a lawyer in case they try and question him again or
Does he have nothing to worry about?

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I do not think friend needs to hire an attorney. Would believe that if there was anything to cause CO to want him, there would have been some action before now. Murders with known suspects do not usually take a year to get arrests.
Friend has cooperated more than he needs to and can legitimately tell cops to leave him alone. If they come back, he should shi=ut up and get a competent attorney

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He should hire a lawyer asap, why take any chances? What do you mean, they forced him to take a polygraph test?
This cat needs a lawyer.




yes, they made him take the test.

Michael Lewis Marley

Michael Lewis Marley


He should have had a lawyer then. For peace of mind, he may want to hire a lawyer to probe the whole thing. Something herein does not pass the "smell test."


If it's been a year he is probably ok. If they want to question him or they arrest him he should invoke his right to remain silent.

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