Judge tosses Illinois teen's confession that she killed her mother

the judge found that investigators should have stopped questioning the 15-year-old once she told them "I don't want to talk anymore." 

Associated Press
January 07, 2020 - 4:15 pm
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MORRISON, Ill. (AP) - A western Illinois judge has thrown out the confession of a teenage girl accused of fatally shooting her mother.

The Whiteside County judge ruled Dec. 16 that Anna Schroeder's confession was improperly obtained and will not be allowed at her murder trial.

Sauk Valley Media reports that the judge found that investigators should have stopped questioning the then-15-year-old Schroeder once she told them "I don't want to talk anymore." 

Schroeder, who's now 17, was charged as an adult in the July 2017 killing of her mother, Peggy Schroeder, whose body was found in a burning home in Morrison.