Accused killer Oral "Nick" Hillary will be released from jail.
However, Hillary appeared to lose an important point as well - the judge ruled against Hillary's effort to have certain statements he made suppressed.
After being questioned by Potsdam police and identified as a "person of interest" in 2011, Hillary began a lawsuit against the village, and made statements during the course of that lawsuit.
Hillary's lawyers have been fighting to keep those statements out of the criminal case, but Judge Richards ruled against a motion to suppress them, or to hold a hearing on whether Hillary made the statements voluntarily.
Judge Richards noted that Hillary's lawyers "...do not establish a...claim that the defendant's statements were involuntarily made."
Friday, May 6, 2016, Watertown, NY
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