Judge Mulls Texas Teenager’s Confession In Triple Killing

NEW BOSTON (November 8, 2012)--Bowie County State District Judge Leon F. Pesek, Jr., is deciding whether law enforcement officers legally obtained an alleged confession from a teenager who’s charged in the deaths of a woman and two children.

Pesek heard testimony Wednesday on statements made by Rachel Pittman, 18, who’s charged in the 2011 deaths of Amanda Doss, 34, and her two children, Guinevere Doss, 11, and Texas Johnson, 8.

Sheriff James Prince testified Wednesday that Pittman called police and said she had information about the killings.

The sheriff testified that when he met with the teen, she said, "I killed Amanda."

Prince said he then read Pittman her Miranda rights.

Pittman's attorneys are challenging the confession.

Pittman is scheduled to go on trial on Jan. 14 in Rusk County.

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