Aaron Menard, murder suspect
Updated: Friday, 17 Oct 2008, 1:53 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 17 Oct 2008, 12:03 PM EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A suspect in a fatal stabbing in Smithfield has admitted that authorities have sufficient proof to presume that he committed the crime.
But a spokesman for Attorney General Patrick Lynch warns that the statement does not rise to the level of a confession.
Eighteen-year-old Aaron Menard of Burrillville was ordered held without bail at a hearing in district court on Thursday on a charge of murder in connection with the August stabbing death of 26-year-old Kenneth Wanamaker of Smithfield.
Authorities have said Wanamaker once dated Menard's girlfriend.
A judge gave prosecutors until Nov. 18 to get a grand jury
indictment, something they are "confident" they can do.