Hit-and-Run: Lawyers Concerned about Fairness

Luis Negron confessed to the hit-and-run accident that paralyzed, and later killed, Angel Arce Torres, police sources said a couple weeks ago, but now Negron's attorneys are questioning his statement to police and whether he can get a fair trial.

Inside the court Thursday, Negron’s appearance was brief and his case was continued to June 9.

Outside the court, attorney Gerald Klein told the Hartford Courant he has not seen a copy of his client's statement to police and that he was concerned about the circumstances that led to it.

He told the newspaper that he had heard that members of Torres’ family might have been in the police interview room when Negron made his statement.

"It would be highly unusual, if not unprecedented," he said.

Torres’ son told NBCConnecticut.com that no one from his family was in the department during the interrogation and he thanked the media for publicity on the case.

Negron’s attorney, Carmine Giuliano, is concerned about a fair trial.

After Torres was hit, police released the surveillance video of the incident. They also posted the story on YouTube and the case captured attention from the national media, including NBC’s “Today Show.”

"If you talk to anybody on the street, everybody has seen it five or six times," Negron’s attorney Carmine Giuliano said.

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