Court Overturns Man's Murder Conviction

Court: Incriminating Statements Made To Police Should Not Have Been Used

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida's First District Court of Appeal has overturned the conviction of Isaac Wilder in the 2005 killing of Laserrio Lang.

A three-judge panel ruled Wilder invoked his right to a lawyer, but the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office kept questioning him, and he eventually made incriminating statements.

Those statements were admitted as evidence in the trial over defense objections.

The court said when the case is retried, those statements will be suppressed.

According to police, Wilder and another Bobby Johnson arranged to meet the victims at an apartment complex off Atlantic Boulevard about 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 14, 2005. They got into the back seat of 22-year-old Lang's car and shot both him and a woman in the head. They took drugs and cell phones from the victims and left, police said.

The woman told police she acted as if she was dead until they men were gone, then drove to a McDonald's restaurant on University Boulevard North to get help. Lang was dead by the time rescue personnel arrived.

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