Judge Denies Request to Throw Out Alleged Confession for South Omaha Murder

(Omaha, NE) -- A Douglas County judge denies a murder suspects' request to throw out what police say is a confession.

19-year-old Daniel DeJaynes-Beaman is under arrest for the Halloween 2021 murder of Jolene Harshbarger.

Omaha police say the defendant confessed to the murder on November 1st after being read his Miranda Rights, agreeing to answer questions.

DeJaynes-Beaman wants the confession thrown out, claiming he didn't understand the waiving of his rights and that his answers resulted from threats. He says the statements violated the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments.

The Thursday ruling from District Court Judge Todd O. Engleman states DeJaynes-Beaman knowingly and voluntarily made his statements and none of his rights were violated.

There is no date yet for DeJaynes-Beaman's trial.

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