I didn't read, I don't know what this person is accused of. In the interest of objectivity, I don't want to know. He/she/it may be deserving of The Chair for all I know, but it's a right which is near and dear to our Previously Glorious Country's very foundation that if you choose to do so, you can refrain from saying or admitting evidence that may OR MAY NOT incriminate you. You are only refusing to give the prosecution potential evidence to incriminate you, and do you think you really understand all of the laws where you live better than your tax-payer funded local prosecutors?? And in Today's America, damn near any admission to police can incriminate you in one way or another. Therefore, pleading the 5th should be the default response to police questioning, it's an exorcise of your rights. It's NOT an admission of guilt, it's an embrace of your Constitutional rights. Police are trained to find a way to get you to say something, anything which is not 100% true, and from there they can tear apart your character in court and win a conviction. I've been there and seen it,as soon as an officer can contradict ANYTHING you say in court, you are finished in the eyes of most judges. The courts do not care, their salary is dependent upon convicting and fining a certain percentage of people. You don't have to be a master criminal, you just have to be a citizen that doesn't understand our modern justice system and it's goals. Not saying anything is not only your right, but it prevents police and prosecutors from turning your words against you.
In other words, NEVER talk to police.... be it a statement or password.