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By Jeff Pack

Judge rules jury can see CNN interview of Merritt


Last updated 2/15/2019 at 2:24am

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Superior Court Judge Michael A. Smith reads court documentation during a discussion about whether or not he would allow a CNN video interview with Charles "Chase" Merritt to be shown. Smith allowed the motion to show it to the jury that will decide the murder trial of Merritt.

Before Charles "Chase" Merritt was arrested for the murders of Joseph and Summer McStay and their two young sons, CNN's Randi Kaye interviewed him in relation to the killings.

In the interview, Merritt claimed to be the last person Joseph McStay saw before his disappearance.

"When he left Rancho Cucamonga, nobody else, or I think there was another person he talked to," Merritt said.

"But you were the last person he saw," Kaye said.

"I'm definitely the last person he saw," Merritt responded.

San Bernardino County prosecutor Britt Imes sought to admit the interview into evidence Tuesday,...

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