Mack Lawyers Deny Businessman's Alleged Murder Confession

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Lawyers for a Reno businessman accused of killing his wife and shooting the judge who was handling their divorce dispute prosecutors' claims that he confessed to murder while negotiating his surrender.

In documents filed in Washoe District Court, defense attorneys Scott Freeman and David Chesnoff contend Darren Mack only admitted to acting in self defense when he killed his estranged wife last June.

Mack is accused of killing Charla Mack at his town house on June 12th, then shooting Family Court Judge Chuck Weller through the window of his chambers.

He is charged with one count each of murder and attempted murder. Mack has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity. His trial is scheduled October 1st.

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