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Tomah homicide suspects want confessions thrown out

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Two suspects in a homicide at the Econolodge in Tomah last year want their confessions thrown out after their attorney's say officers of a Tennessee police department violated their rights.

Zachary Davis is charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide and Sebastian Martinez is charged with felony murder in the death of 43-year-old Derek Magnuson.

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Police discovered his body in the EconoLodge in March of 2015.

Now, their attorneys are arguing their confessions to police following their arrests should be thrown out, believing the two asked for attorneys before giving their statements.

On Friday, a motion hearing was held to hear testimony from three police officers with the Millersville police department.

Serious discrepancies between testimony, though, are worrisome for district attorney Kevin Croninger.

"Frankly we're surprised by some of the testimony today out of some of the officers from Tennessee," Croninger said. "I think a vast majority of their testimony, is not very consistent with what they've said before in reports."

The hearing will continue next week when the court hears testimony from a Monroe County investigator.

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