Judge delays ruling on whether to toss Melanie Eam's confession

Suspect charged with killing ex-boyfriend in 2016

A Palm Beach County judge heard arguments Tuesday on whether to toss a confession of a woman accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in Loxahatchee last year.

Melanie Eam faces a second-degree murder charge.

Prosecutors said she stabbed James Barry to death in Loxahatchee in November 2016. She was later arrested in Maryland.

Eam's lawyer wants the judge to stop her confession from being presented during her trial.

Eam claims officers never read her rights and denied her access to a lawyer.  

After a hearing that lasted for about 1 hour and 45 minutes, the judge said he would continue the hearing on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m.


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