Lawyer wants alleged confession tossed

An attorney for a Bethpage man accused of killing his wife said Thursday that he's seeking to have his client's alleged murder confession tossed out.

At the Nassau County Criminal Court in Mineola, William Walsh's lawyer said his client's alleged confession was coerced and should not be admissible.

Police say Walsh killed his wife, Leah Walsh, last year after an argument over whether he was cheating on her. According to police, Walsh strangled her, hid her body in the woods and then tried to stage her disappearance.

Walsh pleaded for the public's help in locating his wife, but police say he later confessed after he was interrogated for several hours.

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