Murder suspect seeks to suppress statements



A Findlay resident charged with murder in the shooting death of Joe Gutierrez III has sought to suppress statements he made to police.
Montre O. Robinson, 21, spoke to investigators without a proper reading or waiving of his rights, according to a filing by his attorney, Ronnie Wingate.
Wingate did not elaborate in court documents.
Hancock County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Niemeyer should strike down Robinson’s comments as evidence, according to Wingate.
Robinson and co-defendant Ralph G. Harris III, 20, are charged with shooting Gutierrez, 34, of Findlay, on Nov. 8 at the intersection of East Foulke and Crystal avenues.
Robinson is scheduled for a March 16 hearing on pending motions, and a May 12 jury trial. Harris is scheduled for a jury trial on Feb. 18.
The men have pleaded not guilty to all charges and remain in jail on $1 million bonds.



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