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Old 08-31-2015, 02:47 AM   #15
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I thought of something during my latest watch of this episode:

Father Mac admitted he didn't actually see the original robbery and shooting, and only pretended to because Sonny had been scared about coming forward (rightfully so). This means that without Tony's confession, there is no way he could be convicted for the murders. Tony only confessed to the murders of the shop clerk and Sonny because he was being held at gunpoint. Al tells us that Tony doesn't get put to death but does some hard time. Since a confession given under duress is not admissible in court, do you think he escaped the death penalty because he couldn't be convicted of the murders, only the attempted murder of Father Pistano (Sam)?
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