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Teen accused of murder wants statement thrown out

Published On: Jan 22 2014 10:28:26 AM CST
WICHITA, Kan. -

A Valley Center teen accused of killing his adoptive parents has asked a judge to throw out a statement he made to police.

Anthony Bluml is charged with capital murder in connection to Roger and Melissa Bluml's deaths. The Valley Center couple were found suffering from gunshot wounds outside their home in November. Melissa died on the night of the crime, Roger passed away from his injuries about five weeks later.

Anthony is one of four accused of the murders. His biological mother and two other teenagers also face capital murder charges. Each remain jailed on $2 million bond.

In a two-page handwritten letter filed in Sedgwick County court last week, Anthony said he was under the influence of narcotics during the interview.

"I was not in complete control of my mental faculties," he said in the letter. But he said, detectives still proceeded to talk to him.

A hearing has not been scheduled to take up the matter. Anthony's attorney has not commented on the letter.

The suspects could face the death penalty in the case, but prosecutors have not said whether they will seek it.

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