DAVENPORT (AP)--A new trial has been ordered for a teenager convicted of first-degree murder in the 2006 shooting death of a Davenport woman.
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that Rasheem Bogan did not receive a fair trial. The justices decided a Scott County judge allowed prosecutors to use statements Bogan made to police before he was read his Miranda rights.
The court concluded it was natural for Bogan, then 14, to believe he was in custody when he was called to his school nurse's office to be interviewed by police.
Bogan was tried and convicted in the murder of 19-year-old Vincelina Howard.
Howard was in the backyard of her grandmother's house in Davenport when a van drove by, and people inside opened fire. Howard was the only person wounded.
Three others have been convicted in connection with the shooting.
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