Randolph County man charged again after court ousts confession

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A man who told investigators he killed his father and helped his ailing mother commit suicide wants prosecutors to drop all charges against him since the Indiana Supreme Court ruled his confession inadmissible.

The Star Press of Muncie reports (http://tspne.ws/13UNCH0A ) a defense lawyer filed a motion to dismiss charges of murder and assisting suicide against 36-year-old Brian Hartman this week in Randolph County Court.

The motion came after prosecutors sought to file a second murder charge against Hartman in the death of his mother, saying Hartman knowingly killed her.

Prosecutors say Hartman told investigators in early 2010 that he and his parents had "made a plan" in which he would fatally shoot his sleeping father and provide his 52-year-old mother with enough medication to take her own life.

Information from: The Star Press 

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