Judge Denies Motions In Joseph McGill Case; Trial Will Proceed

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UPDATE: Friday, September 21, 2012

A former Wichita police officer will stand trial for sexually abusing two infant children, ages 3-months old and 1-year-old.

Friday morning, Judge Jeffrey Syrios denied various motions filed by Joseph McGill.

Motions had been filed asking for a case dismissal, as well as to suppress alleged confessions and a pre-polygraph questionnaire.

"It's the worthiness of the confessions. I believe the evidence satisfies that standard. So, ultimately, the jury will have to weight the credibility of the evidence and the trustworthiness of these confessions, but for the purpose of this motion and based upon the law that applies to the facts presented, I believe the state has met its burden," said Syrios.

A date for the jury trial has not been determined.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

A judge will decide if a former Wichita police officer will stand trial for sexually abusing two infant children, ages 3-months old and 1-year-old.

Joseph McGill is accused of aggravated indecent liberties with infant children.

His wife and a psychotherapist have testified hearing confessions from McGill of inappropriately touching his victims. The defense argues that the case should be thrown out because there is no scientific evidence to prove the alleged crimes.

A judge will decide if that case will go to trial.


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