Wis. Supreme Court reinstates homicide conviction
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has reinstated a homicide conviction against a central Wisconsin man accused of stabbing a teen-ager.
Devin W. Felix, now 23, of Weston, pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional homicide in the death of 18-year-old Nathaniel Davids outside a party in Schofield in 2007.
But the 3rd District Court of Appeals reversed the conviction last year and sent the case back to the circuit court for a new trial. The appeals court ruled the judge should have suppressed
Felix's statements and other physical evidence because police arrested Felix without a warrant.
The Supreme Court ruled police can arrest people without warrants if they have probable cause. The court said police had probable cause based on witness statements.
Felix's attorney didn't immediately return a message.