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Windsor man seeks suppression of evidence in pedestrian death case

11:31 AM, May 10, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Windsor man facing a manslaughter charge in the death of an 81-year-old woman he struck with his vehicle has asked a judge to suppress some evidence in the case.

A lawyer for 25-year-old Joshua Erskine on Thursday asked a judge to suppress evidence of pills found in his vehicle as well as statements he had made to police about drug use the day of the crash.

The Kennebec Journal reports that Erskine's lawyer said the pills were found during a warrantless search and statement to police were made before he had been read his rights.

Erskine is free on bail after pleading not guilty in connection with the March 2012 crash that killed Ruth Epperson.

His lawyer blamed a flat tire.

The judge did not immediately rule.

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