YORK, Pa.—An appeals court says statements a Pennsylvania man made after allegedly firing more than two dozen shots at the neighbor's home can be used at his trial.

The state Superior Court last week found William Marx Jr. was no longer intoxicated when he awoke at a hospital and allegedly expressed regret that his neighbor was unharmed in the June 2011 incident in Jackson Township, York County.

The York Dispatch ( http://bit.ly/11k7ain) reports police say Marx was read his rights earlier then asked if he remembered them when he woke up. A county judge had found that wasn't sufficient.

Marx's attorney says his client has mental health problems and didn't mean to hurt anyone.

Investigators say Marx fired more than 30 large-caliber rounds into the adjoining home during a five-hour standoff.

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Information from: The York Dispatch, http://www.yorkdispatch.com