BOSTON In 2008, two Worcester detectives spent two hours interrogating 16-year-old Nga Truong, whose baby son had just died, until they forced from her what was later judged a coerced confession of murder. We’ve obtained exclusive video of the confession. (Read the report: Part 1, Part 2.)
Here are five excerpts from the interrogation:
'Either you're a liar or you just got the worst luck in the world.'
'People will be much more understanding if you ... say, 'I'm a 16-year-old girl.' '
'If this drags out, then we'll push to try you as an adult. I don't really care.'
'You tell us what happened, we walk right out here, to special crimes juvenile...'
'I smothered Khyle.'
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