SD: Withdrawal of consent doesn’t get the incriminating stuff back

The trial court didn’t err in finding that defendant consented to search of his cell phone and DNA at the hospital after a murder. He was strenuously trying to show the police that he wasn’t involved and was volunteering consent. Three weeks later, he withdrew consent by a letter, but, once the incriminate nature of the evidence has been discovered, the police don’t have to give it back. His girlfriend had apparent authority to consent to seizure of three trash bags from the house. State v. Hemminger, 2017 SD 77, 2017 S.D. LEXIS 158 (Nov. 21, 2017).

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