A confession is thrown out because the deputy who took it is the Accused's lay minister:
Vick [the deputy] had been the Wood family's minister for nearly 15 years and had helped Wood during previous episodes with mental illness.They knew it would cause trouble in court but they did it anyway? I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when the lead prosecutor found out he was stuck trying to defend that.
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The evidence also showed that Wood was a deeply religious man who had a "personal and priestly" relationship with Vick, who had counseled Wood spiritually many times because they both attended the same church. And, the appeals court said, evidence showed the sheriff's department chose Vick to conduct the interview with Wood because of that relationship and the belief that Wood would talk to him -- and despite misgivings about potential problems with that decision.