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Conviction of man on mushrooms upheld

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July 15, 2013

Tennessee

By Eric Veram

Nashville, Tennessee: According to reports, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled against a man claiming his confession was invalid due to having ingested hallucinogenic mushrooms before he made it. Kewan Callicutt had been previously convicted for wounding a man during an attempted robbery. He then confessed to the crime, but says he had taken mushrooms, weed and cocaine shortly before his arrest. Police reported that they saw no evidence of Callicutt's alleged impairment. The court therefore found the confession to have been made freely and voluntarily.[1]

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