BELFAST — A Benton man charged with murdering his sister and brother-in-law appeared at the Waldo Judicial Center Tuesday asking for the court’s consideration on two suppression motions.
Glenn Brown is charged in the shooting death of 64-year-old Tina Bowden and 64-year-old Richard Bowden in October 2020.
The state’s witnesses from the Belfast Police Department said brown turned himself in and said he shot someone in Waldo.
Glenn Brown’s attorney, Jeff Silverstein said these requested motions challenge the way law enforcement investigated, which caused a search or seizure from Brown or him to make statements.
Belfast Police Det. Matthew Cook said he read brown his Miranda Rights and had him sign a waiver and a form to search his vehicle as Brown said there was a firearm in there. The state used body camera footage and signed documents as evidence.
Cook said Brown told him he shot two birds but thought they could have been people in the area where his sister lived in Waldo.
Maine State Police Det. Scott Duff said he introduced himself to Brown, had him sign off on his Miranda Rights but did not conduct an interview because brown asked for an attorney.
Duff later arrested Brown and brought him to the Waldo County Jail.
“The law allows under certain circumstances that officers may never the less ask limited questions after an individual asserts his right to counsel,” Silverstein said .”The court can decide whether the questions that were asked of him after he made his assertion qualify as those kind of questions that are permitted.”
Silverstein said he needs to file paperwork by Dec. 21, and the court will take the matter under consideration.