LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A major victory for Dennis Bartie, the man accused in the cold case murder of Rose Born in 1998.
The prosecution will not be able to use Bartie's confession to police against him in the trial.
The State Supreme Court refuses to hear the issue, that means the Third Circuit ruling stands. The Appeal Court found that police did not honor Bartie's right to remain silent.
Bartie is accused of second-degree murder of Rose Born, found dead in her Lake Charles donut shop 20 years ago.
District Attorney John DeRosier said there's other evidence besides the confession that can be used during the trial.