No. C 79-12-34527; CA 18630.

632 P.2d 1286 (1981)

53 Or.App. 567

STATE of Oregon, Respondent, v. Timothy James MERRIFIELD, Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Oregon.

Decided August 24, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David E. Groom, Deputy Public Defender, argued the cause for appellant. With him on the brief was Gary D. Babcock, Public Defender, Salem.

Stephen F. Peifer, Asst. Atty. Gen., Salem, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Dave Frohnmayer, Atty. Gen. and William F. Gary, Sol. Gen., Salem.


GILLETTE, Presiding Judge.

Defendant appeals his conviction for murder. He assigns as error (1) the denial of his motion to suppress his confession, (2) the admission of evidence of certain prior "bad acts" by defendant and (3) the imposition of a minimum 25-year sentence. We modify the sentence to eliminate the 25-year minimum provision, but otherwise affirm.

1. Confession

We take our statement of facts from defendant's brief. Defendant was...

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