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Statements by homicide suspect admissible in court


JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) -- An Illinois suspect's statements to police will be admissible in court when he is tried next month on charges of killing a Cambridge real estate agent.

  The ruling by a Jefferson County judge Tuesday means prosecutors can use at least three police interviews with the 35-year-old defendant, James Hole of Brookfield, Illinois.

  He's accused of killing 71-year-old Ann Nelson when she showed him a house in March.

  The criminal complaint says he admitted strangling and beating her and taking valuables from her purse.

  He's charged with first-degree intentional homicide, arson and burglary.

  A message left for his defense attorney Tuesday was not immediately returned.

  Hole's jury trial is set to begin Nov. 10.

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