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Brown County district judge denies request to throw out man's murder confession

By Shenna Stout, sstout@ktxs.com
Published On: Nov 28 2012 08:35:58 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 29 2012 08:00:31 AM CST
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BROWNWOOD, Texas -

In Brown County, a man who confessed to murder will not get to take back his guilty plea.

District Judge Steve Ellis denied a defense motion Tuesday to throw out Alex "Lucky" Gil Jr.'s confession.

Ten months ago, the 21-year-old Gil confessed his involvement in the shooting death of Ronald Philen. That was in December of 2009.

Gil's lawyer argued he gave a false confession that should be thrown out because Gil was under the influence of Xanex and alcohol.