The process behind negotiating a plea

U.S. Attorney Andy Luger speaks to the media.
U.S. Attorney Andy Luger speaks at the press conference announcing that Danny Heinrich confessed to the kidnapping and murder of Jacob Wetterling on Sept. 6, 2016 in Minneapolis.
Courtney Perry for MPR News

After 27 years of mystery surrounding the 1989 abduction of 11-year old Jacob Wetterling, we now know what happened. Danny Heinrich has confessed to kidnapping and murdering Wetterling.

Plea deal negotiations led to the discovery of Jacob Wetterling's remains last week. MPR News host Kerri Miller asked CBS legal editor Andrew Cohen how interrogations and plea deals come together to lead to these sorts of revelations and convictions.

You can hear the full conversation on international adoption use the audio player above.

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