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Attorney files for murder confession to be tossed out



Pair of Idaho men murdered another with machete in Tomah back in March

After a pair of Idaho men allegedly killed a Tomah man with a machete earlier this year, one of the two confessed to the murder.

Now, the attorneys for 26-year-old Zachary Davis wants his confession tossed.

In Monroe County on Tuesday, his attorney filed a motion to suppress Davis’ comments to investigators after the pair were arrested in Tennessee.

Davis and 20-year-old Sebastian Martinez are accused of stabbing 43-year-old Derek Magnuson, whose body was found at a hotel on March 11.

According to the confession, given to Tomah detectives who traveled to Tennessee to interview the suspects, they were sharing drinks with Magnuson at his hotel room in Tomah when things went bad. Magnuson started to make advances towards Martinez, who sometimes dresses as a woman and goes by the name of Sabrina Summers. Davis apparently got jealous and stabbed Magnuson with a long blade.

At the time of the incident, Davis and Martinez were also wanted in Idaho for probation and parole violations. They led authorities there on a high speed chase in a stolen car. They also have charges waiting for them in Tennessee, as well.

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