Murder Suspect Confesses to Maine Police Reporter; Editor Explains

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http://www.pressherald.com/insight/guttman/031019jeannine.shtml Editor Jeannine Guttman of the Portland (Maine) Press Herald explains in a column her newspaper's considerations before publishing a story about a murder suspect who confessed to a reporter. Reporter David Hench elicited the confession during a 90-minute sitdown with Edward J. Hackett, accused of killing a 21-year-old college student in a case that was highly publicized in New England. Guttmann wrote, "The confession at the Kennebec County Jail was stunning. I want to explain how . . .

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