Koehler Motion to Suppress Hearing 

The man accused of killing a 19-year-old woman from Old Town along the Bangor waterfront last year was in court Tuesday afternoon.The hearing Tuesday for 34-year-old Colin Koehler was regarding a motion to suppress information in the case.Koehler is accused of stabbing 19-year-old Holly Boutiler last September and leaving her body along the banks of the Penobscot River in Bangor.The defense is exploring whether the statements Koehler made to police during questioning were voluntary and if Koehler was clear on his Miranda Rights.Bangor Police Detective Timothy Cotton testified Tuesday that Koehler said he understood every paragraph read to him.An audio recording of his Miranda Rights being read was also played, you can hear Koehler responding with a yes.The defense asked cotton if he believed koehler could have been under the influence of marijuana….cotton said no.”We filed a motion to suppress these statements and we filed a number of legal grounds and one of the ground we were looking at is whether or not his statements were voluntary. So it’s my responsibility during the hearing to explore all the areas that surrounded him giving these statements voluntarily.””Obviously the state’s position is that while he was in custody he was read his Miranda warnings, he clearly waived his Miranda Rights.”The defense has been given seven days to submit written arguments. The state will have seven days after that to reply.The next hearing will deal with the issue of jail house inmates to whom Koehler reportedly made incriminating statements.