Michigan court hears argument on allowing evidence from confession
Catholic World News - February 08, 2012
A Michigan appeals court is weighing arguments on whether the testimony of a pastor, based on a confession, should be admitted in a criminal trial.
Rev. John Vaprezsan, the pastor of Metro Baptist Church in Belleville, testified that Samuel Bragg confessed an assault on a young girl. Bragg’s lawyers are seeking to exclude the pastor’s testimony from courtroom use, citing a state law that makes it illegal to disclose the content of confessions made to religious ministers.
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