The man accused of murdering a Philadelphia police officer two years ago has withdrawn a motion to suppress his alleged confession.
Twenty-three-year-old John Lewis is charged with killing Officer Chuck Cassidy on Oct. 31, 2007. Investigators say Cassidy was checking in on a doughnut shop that had been robbed before when he walked in on a robbery. Cassidy died a day later from a gunshot wound to the head.
Lewis told Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Minehart on Tuesday the decision to withdraw the challenge was not recommended by his lawyers.
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Police say Lewis confessed after being arrested in a Miami homeless shelter a few days after the shooting.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys declined comment, citing a judge's gag order.
Jury selection is set for Wednesday.