Lubbock Murder Suspect’s Confession Will Not Be Thrown Out
The confession of a Lubbock murder suspect will not be thrown out, according to the Lubbock County District Attorney.
Back in November of 2018, human remains were found in the backyard of a Lubbock home. These remains were identified as belonging to Zoe Campos, who was 18-years-old when she disappeared 5 years prior.
Carlos Rodriquez was charged with murder after he confessed and led officers to the body. It was in the backyard of his former residence.
On Thursday, August 5th, 2022, Rodriquez team tried to get his confession thrown out, saying that the confession was obtained by investigators while his attorney was not present. The defense also said that detectives lied to Rodriguez about his DNA being on Campos' body, leading to his confession.
KAMC News reports that Rodriquez initially waived his right to a lawyer when he led investigators to the body, but he was quoted by the defense as saying "I don't want to tell my side without legal advice."
Despite all of this, a judge has decided not to throw out Rodriquez's confession. He remains booked in the Lubbock County Detention Center on the charges of murder, stalking and making a terroristic threat. He was arrested in 2017 for stalking and was sentenced to 4 years in prison for it. The murder charge wasn't added until later.