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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
California v. Prysock
Citation:453 U.S. 355 (1981)
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Prysock (Respondent) was questioned by a police officer in connection with a murder investigation. The police officer questioning Prysock issued the Miranda warnings, but presented them to Prysock in a confusing manner that resulted in Prysock stating that he wanted to continue speaking with the police officer. Prysock was then charged with murder. At trial, he moved to suppress his incriminating statements, arguing that he had invoked his Miranda rights.
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