MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court re-instated a murder conviction today against a Wausau area man. The ruling wiped out a new trial for 23-year-old Devin Felix of Weston. He was sentenced in 2009 to 28 years in prison for the stabbing death of 18-year-old Nathaniel Davids outside a party in Schofield in ’07. Felix struck a plea deal that found him guilty of second-degree intentional homicide. The Third District Appellate Court in Wausau said a new trial was warranted because Felix was arrested without a warrant – and therefore, the judge in his original trial should have thrown out physical evidence and statements Felix made to police. But this morning, the Supreme Court said police don’t need a warrant if there’s enough probable cause against a suspect – and police had that probable cause, based on statements from witnesses.
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