Is there any conflict of interest in whether or not appellant was offered leniency in exchange for a confession?

California, United States of America

The following excerpt is from People v. Simpson, 2 Cal.App.4th 228, 2 Cal.Rptr.2d 589 (Cal. App. 1991):

The true conflict seems to be whether or not appellant was offered leniency in exchange for a confession. The tenor of the testimony of both witnesses indicates that a sentencing "deal" was a high priority for appellant. The claim thus advanced is that the officers impermissibly obtained a confession by a promise of a reduced sentence. (People v. Jimenez (1978) 21 Cal.3d 595, 611-612, 147 Cal.Rptr. 172, 580 P.2d 672.)

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