Lawyer: Chinese mom’s confession should be kept out of trial

Mingming Chen, right, attends a hearing where her defense attorney argued that a police interview in which Chen acknowledged killing her 5-year-old daughter should be excluded from the Chinese woman’s murder trial because a translator wasn’t present, on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Stark County Common Pleas Court in Canton, Ohio. Chen, of Jackson Township, Ohio, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in the death of Ashley Zhao, whose body was found hidden in the family’s North Canton, Ohio, restaurant on Jan. 10, 2017, a day after she was reported missing. Chen cried as portions of a police interview were played Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, on a projection screen in the courtroom. (Michael Balash/The Canton Repository via AP)


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