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Judge deciding on admissibility of confession of Iowa man accused of killing police officer


FORT DODGE, Iowa — A judge is deciding whether jurors will hear the confession of an Iowa man accused of killing a Rockwell City police officer last year.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys argued in court Friday about Corey Trott's confession to shooting 37-year-old Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting during a standoff at Trott's house last September.

The Des Moines Register ( ) reports that Webster County District Judge Thomas Bice heard an hour of testimony from law enforcement officers involved in the case.

Trott's attorneys say a special agent with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation improperly questioned Trott two hours after he told a state trooper that he did not want to talk. Prosecutors say the confession was properly obtained.

Trial for the 33-year-old Trott is scheduled to begin on Sept. 3.

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