MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court has reversed a homicide conviction for a central Wisconsin man sent to prison for a fatal stabbing.
Twenty-two-year-old Devin Felix of Weston argued Marathon County Circuit Court erroneously denied his motions to suppress statements and physical evidence that were obtained after he was arrested without a warrant. The state had argued that even if Felix’s arrest was unconstitutional, federal law dictates that he is not entitled to the suppression.
Felix was convicted in the 2007 stabbing death of 18-year-old Nathaniel Davids outside a Schofield home after a fight broke out. Felix pled guilty to second-degree intentional homicide and was sentenced to 28 years in prison
The Third District Court of Appeals sent the case back to the circuit court and directed it to suppress statements and physical evidence obtained following Felix’s arrest, except for evidence taken from his car and a consensual search of his home.