LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man who confessed to investigators that he killed a 3-year-old last August wants the court to throw out his confession in an upcoming trail.
17-year-old Bobby Woods Jr is charged with capital murder for the death of Mason Cuttler.
Woods and his defense attorney said in court Friday that they want to suppress his confession. The decision will be made after interviews with professional witnesses. Woods' next motion hearing will be later in March.
Jury selection is expected to begin as soon as early May.
Mason went missing on Aug. 17, 2015 around 1 p.m. He was found early the next morning in a pond owned by his family.
According to an arrest affidavit, Lieutenant Brett Maisel and Texas Ranger Steven Rayburn interviewed Woods, who said he took Mason to the pond and pushed him into the water and watched him as he began to drown and turned his back to him, making no attempt to rescue him, despite Mason's cries for help.
The affidavit states Woods said he wanted Mason to die because his girlfriend was pregnant, and he wanted to make room in the home for his unborn child.
Woods girlfriend, Billie Jean, was arrested for her involvement with the drowning death of Cuttler.