A-16 September Term 2022 086991.

296 A.3d 462 (2023)

254 N.J. 277

STATE of New Jersey, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Andreas M. ERAZO, Defendant-Respondent.

Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Decided June 21, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Melinda A. Harrigan , Special Deputy Attorney General/Acting Assistant Prosecutor, argued the cause for appellant ( Raymond S. Santiago , Monmouth County Prosecutor, attorney; Melinda A. Harrigan, of counsel and on the briefs).

Morgan A. Birck , Assistant Deputy Public Defender, argued the cause for respondent ( Joseph E. Krakora , Public Defender, attorney; Morgan A. Birck, of counsel and on the briefs).

Alan Silber argued the cause for amicus curiae Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, attorneys; Alan Silber, Hackensack, of counsel and on the brief, and Katherine Beilin , on the brief).

Lauren Gottesman (The Innocence Project) of the New York bar, admitted pro hac vice, argued the cause for amicus curiae The Innocence Project (Dechert, attorneys; Lauren Gottesman, of counsel and on the brief, J. Ian Downes , Rose Marie Wong , of the Pennsylvania bar, admitted pro hac vice, Christopher J. Merken , of the Pennsylvania, New York, and District of Columbia bars, admitted pro hac vice, and Lindsay N. Zanello , of the New York bar, admitted pro hac vice, on the brief).

In this appeal, the Court considers whether the Appellate Division properly reversed defendant Andreas Erazo's conviction following his plea of guilty to the rape and murder of eleven-year-old A.S. The Appellate Division found that defendant's confession, obtained during a second interview, five...


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