As explained in the 1964 Connecticut Supreme Court case of State v. Tillman, "[h]istorically, the corpus delicti rule prohibited a defendant from being convicted of a crime on the basis of his extrajudicial confession unless the confession was corroborated by some evidence of the corpus delicti, or the body of the crime?."
State v. Heredia
Connecticut Appellate Court
December 3, 2012
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