AUBURN, Maine – A judge has ruled that most statements made to police by a Lewiston man charged with killing another man will be allowed at trial.

Police say 26-year-old Michael McNaughton strangled 20-year-old Romeo Parent in a wooded area of Greene in April 2013 with a garrote fashioned from a bicycle cable. His trial is scheduled to start next week.

An Androscoggin County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that McNaughton’s statements from a first interview and statements from a second interview before he invoked his Miranda rights would be allowed at trial.

The Sun Journal reports that McNaughton’s attorney wanted all statements suppressed because by reciting his Social Security number and name McNaughton was invoking his right to remain silent.

Authorities say McNaughton was angry at Parent for informing in a burglary investigation.

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