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May 15, 2012 9:19 AM by AP

Judge refuses to toss confession in store slayings

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A judge has refused to suppress a man's videotaped statement in which he confessed that he fatally shot two employees of a Baton Rouge auto parts store in 2011.

The Advocate reports Judge Richard Anderson's ruling Monday means a jury will be allowed to hear Lee Turner Jr.'s statement when he stands trial on two counts of first-degree murder. A trial date has not been set.

Anderson also ruled there was probable cause for sheriff's detectives to search Turner's home on March 28, 2011, the day after Edward Gurtner III and Randy Chaney were found shot to death inside the CarQuest Auto Parts store.

Detectives found money wrapped in rubber bands and a Regions Bank bag.

Turner's attorneys said they will appeal both of Anderson's rulings.

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