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Judge throws out statements made by escaped inmate

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A judge has ruled that incriminating statements an Arizona prisoner who is accused of killing a couple in New Mexico had made to investigators after his arrest can't be used at his trial in March.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/QW2CqJ) that U.S. District Judge Judith Herrera had excluded statements made by John Charles McCluskey to investigators because officers improperly interrogated him after he invoked his right to an attorney.

McCluskey was 1 of 3 prisoners who authorities say escaped in July 2010 from a medium-security prison near Kingman, Ariz., and went on a multi-state crime spree.

He is charged with murder in the deaths of an Oklahoma couple whose remains were found in eastern New Mexico.

Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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