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Brewer v. Williams
Citation:430 U.S. 387 (1977)
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Williams (Respondent) was being investigated for the murder of a 10-year-old girl. Police officers agreed not to question him without counsel present, but then elicited information from him under the guise of a Christian burial speech. Williams eventually agreed to direct the officers to where the victim’s body was, and this information was introduced against him as evidence at trial. Williams moved to suppress the statements, arguing that the line of questioning violated his Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
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