If one of three people confess to a crime, is that enough to convict all three?

Should statements be changed?

Asked on June 23, 2012 under Criminal Law, New York

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Whether the confession of one of the three charged persons of a crime with respect to it is enough to convict all three depends upon whether the confession is admissible and whether the trier of fact receives enough evidence to render a verdict based upon the prosecution's burden of proving the elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.


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