Court tosses confession by ex-Jackson bodyguard
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada Supreme Court says a confession by a former bodyguard to Michael Jackson is inadmissible evidence in his robbery case because he asked for a lawyer before his statements were made.
In a unanimous ruling Thursday, justices reversed the convictions of 33-year-old Christopher Eric Carter and sent the case back to district court.
Carter was arrested in Las Vegas in 2005 and ultimately convicted of multiple counts of burglary and robbery. He is serving at least 10 years in prison.
In his appeal, Carter claimed he had asked police if he could get an attorney before the confession was given. A district court judge denied a motion to suppress Carter's statement, saying it was ambiguous about whether he was invoking right to counsel.
Jackson died in 2009.