Two men who were arrested in Vancouver, British Columbia, and convicted of a 1994 triple killing in Bellevue hope a Washington state appeals court throws out a recorded confession that led to sentences of life in prison without parole.

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Two men who were arrested in Vancouver, British Columbia, and convicted of a 1994 triple killing in Bellevue hope a Washington state appeals court throws out a recorded confession that led to sentences of life in prison without parole.

Lawyers for Sebastian Burns and Atif Rafay told that court Friday in Seattle there are questions about a confession obtained by undercover Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers posing as “Mr. Big” crime figures.

A defense lawyer said the trial jury was not allowed to hear from an expert on false confessions.

A lawyer for the state said the confession was not the sole evidence that led to the 2004 aggravated murder convictions.

The two were 18 when Rafay’s parents and sister were beaten to death with baseball bats at their home.