DA's office loses appeal on evidence in Colson trial – Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled against the Catawba County district attorney’s office on the admission of key statements in the case of a man charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. The court upheld a ruling that Derek Colson, 42,  had been diagnosed as mentally retarded and schizophrenic and did not understand his rights.