In the motion to suppress filed in April, the defense asks the judge to disallow Ross' statements to police from court.
“Defendant contends that he was in custody when he was questioned and should have been issued his Miranda warnings,” the motion says. “Defendant also contends that he did not voluntarily, knowingly and intelligently waive his rights when answering questions. Defendant also contends that his statements were the product of coercion, overreaching or promises.”
The case is being heard by Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Steven Dankof.