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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Arizona v. Fulminante
Citation:499 U.S. 279 (1991)
Oreste Fulminante (Respondent) was convicted of the murder of his stepdaughter, whose body was found in the desert with gunshot wounds. Fulminante made had statements to police that contained inconsistencies, which made him a suspect in the murder investigation, and he was later convicted of unlawful firearm possession and incarcerated in federal prison. There, he admitted to FBI interrogators that he had committed the murder of his stepdaughter. The Arizona Supreme Court reversed his murder conviction, holding that his confession had been unlawfully coerced by police officers.
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