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Murder Charges Dropped After Man Falsely Confesses

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Murder charges have been dropped against a 20-year-old man who, at one time, confessed to the crime.


Ingham County Prosecutor Stewart Dunnings says Kosgar Lado was facing open murder charges in connection to the shooting death of Anthony Kye in late June. Police say he originally confessed during questioning. However, through further investigation, Dunnings says they no long believe Lado was involved.

According to legel experts, this happens more than most think because of everything from mental impairment, length of interrogation, to fear and ignorance of the law.

Lado's lawyer says he doesn't know why for sure he confessed, but experts say research shows there's a number of reasons why he may have admitted fault.

"Sometimes false confessions are just crazy people looking for attention. But those are the rare ones. Often, the false confession can be caused by police interrogation techniques and the subjective state of the suspect," said Professor Ron Bretz with Cooley Law School.

According to, more than 90 percent of false confessions are made by men and 60 percent were under the age of 25.

Lado does, however, face new charges for providing false statements to police. Lado may also be ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Both Lansing Police and the Ingham County Prosecutor's office declined to comment on the case.

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