Kansas Supreme Court rejects appeal in killing of Salina teen

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The Kansas Supreme Court has affirmed the murder conviction for one of five men convicted in the 2015 shooting death of a Salina teenager.

The court ruled this week that investigators did not violate Macio Palacio Jr.'s constitutional rights by questioning him after he asked to speak with an attorney. The justices ruled the officers' questions weren't an interrogation and Palacio's confession was voluntary.  

Palacio was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder in the death of 17-year-old Allie Saum who was shot and killed when Palacio fired into a truck she was riding in.

The shots were fired at a truck driven by a man they mistakenly thought was involved in an earlier disturbance.

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