Defense argues investigator tricked janitor into confessing he killed Chatham priest

| February 11, 2011

CHATHAM BOROUGH — A defense attorney tried to prove today that an investigator tricked Jose Feliciano into believing he would get favorable treatment if he told the truth about the death of the Rev. Edward Hinds.

Feliciano, 65, of Easton, Pa., the former custodian at St. Patrick Church in Chatham, is accused of murder in the Oct. 22, 2009 stabbing death of Hinds, the parish priest.

Public defender Neill Hamilton pointed out that when Capt. Jeffrey Paul of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office started interviewing Feliciano at Morristown Memorial Hospital, he told him he had a relative in the hospital, even though it wasn’t true.

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