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Dahleen Glanton: Hadiya Pendleton murder trial reveals ugly and controversial world of police interrogations

The police had witnesses. They had details in the shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton, supplied by gang members.

Now they had two suspects in custody, but there was no physical evidence linking them to the crime. What they needed to "put the puzzle together" was a confession.

Kenneth Williams, who was convicted Wednesday of driving the getaway car, had asked for a lawyer early on. They would get nothing from him.

But Micheail Ward, the then-18-year-old alleged gunman, wasn't that smart. He asked for cigarettes, but he never requested legal representation.

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