A judge today denied a request by capital murder defendant Elgin Ray Robinson Jr. to withhold from the jury statements he made to police denying that he was involved in the killing of Chelsea Brooks.
Judge Ben Burgess ruled that Robinson’s statements to police could be used at his trial beginning next month, where he’s accused of orchestrating the murder-for-hire of his pregnant 14-year-old girlfriend in the summer of 2006.
Robinson, 22, said during brief testimony that police coerced statements from him, although he never admitted being involved in the killing.
Prosecutors said they didn’t plan on using his statements, anyway.
The trial is set to begin with jury selection Sept. 22.