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BRIEF: Lawyer challenges murder suspect's police interview

Published: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 10:13 a.m. CDT

BLOOMINGTON (MCT) - The attorney for an 18-year-old Normal man charged with murder said she plans to ask a judge to bar statements made by the suspect during a police interview.

Larron Carroll is charged in the Jan. 21 shooting death of Kuantrae "Trae" Massey at the victim's Bloomington home in the Ginger Trail apartment complex.

Chicago attorney Joan HillMcClain said at a hearing Friday that she will file a motion within the next three weeks to suppress Carroll's statements. McLean County Judge Robert Freitag set a Nov. 25 hearing to hear arguments on the defense motion.

According to police, Carroll was playing a game of Russian roulette with a loaded handgun when his friend was shot in the chest. Carroll, who was a junior at Normal Community High School when the shooting took place, has been in jail in lieu of posting $50,025.

HillMcClain has called the shooting a tragic accident that occurred when the weapon was in the hands of another person when it discharged.

In addition to murder, the suspect also is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, involuntary manslaughter, possession of a stolen firearm and unlawful use of a stolen firearm.

(c)2013 The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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