Oregon Statutes - Chapter 136 - Criminal Trials - Section 136.425 - Confessions and admissions; corroboration.

(1) A confession or admission of a defendant, whether in the course of judicial proceedings or otherwise, cannot be given in evidence against the defendant when it was made under the influence of fear produced by threats; nor is a confession only sufficient to warrant the conviction of the defendant without some other proof that the crime has been committed.

(2) Evidence of a defendantís conduct in relation to a declaration or act of another, in the presence and within the observation of the defendant, cannot be given when the defendantís conduct occurred while the defendant was in the custody of a peace officer unless the defendantís conduct affirmatively indicated the belief of the defendant in the truth of the matter stated or implied in the declaration or act of the other person. [Formerly 136.540]

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