Judge: Comments in eastern Pa. slaying admissible

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A Northampton County judge has ruled that statements allegedly made by an eastern Pennsylvania man following his arrest in the beating that killed his mother and injured his father can be used at his trial.

The (Easton) Express-Times (http://bit.ly/12GYVlx ) says the judge ruled Wednesday that although a detective didn’t initially read 51-year-old Michael Lindgren his rights, he did so once he realized that Lindgren was cooperating.

Lindgren is charged in the August attack that killed 77-year-old Shirley Lindgren and severely injured 78-year-old John Lindgren inside their Bethlehem home.

Prosecutors say Lindgren afterward told investigators that he “had to kill them” and his parents “took everything” from him.

Defense attorney Dwight Danser argued that his client’s mental health issues prevented him from understanding the rights he was waiving.

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Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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