Case Law on Miranda Rights

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On March 13, 1963 a man named Ernesto Miranda was arrested by the Phoenix Police Department in his own home on circumstantial evidence that he kidnapped and raped a seventeen year old girl ten days earlier. The woman who reported the rape worked at a movie theater in downtown Phoenix and got off of work shortly after 11pm on March 2, 1963.
The woman and one of her male coworkers took the bus home but before the woman reached her destination her coworker got off at one of the bus stops. Once she got off at her stop and started walking toward home she said a car pulled out of a driveway and almost hit her. The car started following her in the same direction she was going in and before she knew it someone was reaching out of the car grabbing her and telling her to be quiet and he wouldn’t hurt her. She said she begged the man to let her go but against her wishes he tied her hands together and pushed her into the back seat. Once in the back seat she was then pushed into the floor of the car and her ankles were tied together. She said the man then drove the car out into the Phoenix desert where he raped her. After it was over the man demanded her to give him any money she had which she did. He then drove her back to where he picked her up and let her go.
The woman’s terrified family brought her to the hospital to be checked out and shortly after the police took her statement. The police said that based on her statement they were looking for a Mexican man with a moustache around twenty eight years old. She said the man had black curly hair and was wearing jeans and a white shirt. Shortly after being questioned police could tell that the woman didn’t have her story straight. They said she gave very conflicting stories about the rape and was unable to give many details about the attack. She did say that the man drove a green car that was either a Ford or…...

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